Town Parks & Monuments

Cohasset Veterans Memorial

2 Border St, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA

Town of Cohasset: 781-383-4100

Owned By: Town of Cohasset

The Cohasset Veterans Memorial is a small park on Cohasset Cove with memorials to Cohasset-based veterans from the Civil War to the present. Located right on the water, the views are amazing!


Established in 2006, this small park is situated right on Cohasset Cove.

Prior to European contact, a band of the Massachusett Native American tribe maintained a village in what is now Cohasset. It was known as Quonahassit — often translated as “long rocky place.” In 1614, while exploring what was known then as the New World, Captain John Smith (1580-1631) landed in “Quonahassit Harbor” to trade for furs. The Quonahassit village was probably in the vicinity of today’s Elm Street, a summer camp for fishing, and for growing corn, beans and squash. The village moved inland during the winter for shelter, and to hunt for deer, turkey and other wildlife. A widespread plague decimated the Quonahassit population shortly after Smith’s visit.

To learn more about local Native American tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mattakeeset band of the Massachusett and the Massachusett tribe at Ponkapoag share information on their websites. 

Trail Description

A short concrete walkway extends along two sides of the park. Continue your visit by following the sidewalk along the edge of the cove, to Lawrence Wharf, the Border Street Bridge, and Government Island. The Cohasset Historical Commission has placed markers at 10 different historic sites along the way. This is known as The Captains’ Walk.

Habitats and Wildlife

This grassy park is located where James Brook flows into Cohasset Cove, which is part of the Gulf River. A short way downstream, the Gulf River empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Cohasset Harbor.

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2 Border St, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited roadside parking on Border Street.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Bench, memorials, flagpole, interpretive signage, trash receptacle.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: James Brook (Gulf River)

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