Jackson Square

jackson square

Jackson Square is located in East Weymouth, at the convergence of Broad, Commercial, and Pleasant Streets. It is the largest of the four village centers geographically and is home to some of the town’s most well-known local shops and restaurants, including George Washington Toma, Justice Hardware, and the Venetian Restaurant. 

The square itself is visually charming with most buildings under two stories tall and an eclectic mix of retail and services-oriented businesses situated in small street shops. Public and open space is interspersed throughout the square, making it a destination for both play and shopping. Housing in the area is largely single-family homes.

A time-honored tradition in Jackson Square is the annual running of the river herring – an occasion when residents can witness thousands of migratory herring swimming their way to Whitman’s Pond from Boston Harbor and down the Weymouth Back River. 

Major Roads: Broad St, Commercial St, and Pleasant St

Public Transit:

  • MBTA Bus Line 222 - Quincy Center Station to North and East Weymouth
  • MBTA East Weymouth Commuter Rail Station - Greenbush Line

jackson squarePublic and Open Space:

  • Herring Run Park
  • Iron Hill Park
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Lawrence W. Pingree Primary School
  • Lovell Playground & Skate Park
  • Municipal Lot
  • Pratt Library
  • Teen Center

Significant Buildings/Structures:

  • East Weymouth Congregational Church (Gothic Revival)
  • Former Immaculate Conception School (Georgian Revival)
  • Former Washington School (National Register - Queen Anne Revival)
  • Immaculate Conception Church
  • United Methodist Church
  • U.S. Post Office