Summer Solstice Celebration Returns to World’s End in Hingham

Photo courtesy of Anne Smith-White

June 1, 2021, Submitted by The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) today announces that their annual Summer Solstice Celebration will return to World’s End on Sunday, June 20, 2021. “It’s been a hard year for everyone,” says the Trustees South Shore Portfolio Director Anne Smith-White. “After the darkness of COVID, we want to offer a way for our neighbors to gather in a beautiful place, relax, and celebrate the return of the sun!” The Summer Solstice Celebration is an annual tradition for many on the South Shore. Visitors experience the unique thrill of driving out on the carriage roads, designed by Frederik Law Olmstead in 1890, to set up their blankets and picnics on the top of Planter’s Hill. This year, they may enjoy a snack from Fenway’s own “Sausage Guy” and Nona’s ice cream, and dance to the music of the Aldous Collins Band, then relax as the sun sets over the Boston skyline.

Photo courtesy of Anne Smith-White

Cost of admission is $40 per car, $32 per car for Trustees members. Per State guidelines, non-vaccinated individuals are advised to continue wearing face masks and to continue distancing. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

About World’s End:
World’s End was once one of Massachusetts’ most threatened coastal landscapes. In 1890, plans were drawn up for a 163-house residential subdivision. In 1945, the property was short-listed for the site of the United Nations headquarters, which ultimately found its home in New York City. Twenty years later, it was eyed as a possible site for a nuclear power plant. But in 1967, thanks to local commitment and tremendous fundraising efforts, dedicated residents from Hingham and surrounding communities partnered with The Trustees to preserve this special place. Summer Solstice invites visitors to celebrate this remarkable property on the longest day of the year.

About The Trustees
Founded in the city of Boston by landscape architect and open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, the Trustees is the nation’s first and the Commonwealth’s largest preservation and conservation non-profit. For more than 125 years, we have worked to preserve and protect dynamic natural and cultural sites – from beaches and community gardens to farms, historic homesteads, designed landscapes, and hiking trails – for public use and enjoyment. Today we are working to engage a larger constituency of Massachusetts residents, members, visitors, and public and private partners in our work to help protect our beloved and fragile natural, ecological, cultural, and coastal sites for current and future generations.

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