Old Ship is Open to the Community

As its name implies, Old Ship Meeting House has served as a community gathering place for over 300 years. First Parish (Unitarian Universalist) holds Sunday services and other programs in the Meeting House to which all are welcome. The entire community uses the Meeting House regularly for civic, educational, cultural and personal events.


  • Normally the Meeting House is open for tours from July through August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Please Note: the Meeting House is available for tours. Please contact the Parish House office to arrange a time for our volunteer guides to meet you.
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
       Phone Number: 781-749-1679
       E-mail: office@oldshipchurch.org

Civic Events

  • Annual Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Eve Service
  • Annual Lincoln's Day Celebration
  • Hingham Historical Society House Tour
  • Tours for school children

Cultural Events

  • Consider the Meeting House for your music concert, poetry reading, lecture, art show or other cultural event.

Personal Celebrations

  • What a memorable place to hold a wedding, child dedication, memorial service or other special celebration!
  • The Meeting House is available for rental for public and private events throughout the year.
    Contact the office in the Parish House for details.
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    781-749-1679  or email office@oldshipchurch.org

With train service connecting Boston to Hingham, the "Friends" hope to expand its educational outreach and draw visitors from the greater Boston area to the Meeting House, a National Historic Landmark recognized for its exceptional value in interpreting the heritage of the United States. Contact the First Parish office to arrange an event (781-749-1679). Sign up for the Friends of Old Ship newsletter to receive updates of community events.