Learn More About Wenham, MA

The Town of Wenham was originally settled in 1636 and incorporated in 1643. Fortunately, Wenham has retained much of its unique historic character and tranquil rural scenery.  It is a town of many open views of farm lands, lakes, woodlands and old stone walls that accompany its winding tree-lined roads. To complement its handsome backdrop, the community is singularly fortunate to have been blessed with an active, involved citizenry, whose major goal has always been to protect what is precious from the past while continuing to plan ahead for future generations. Wenham is justly proud of its historic past; its present responsible and responsive local government; a wealth of dedicated and able volunteers; its nearly 300 acres of parks, playgrounds and recreational lands; and its excellent regional school system. Wenham is home to Gordon College. The Wenham Village Improvement Society provides a “Free Lunch For Voters” at its traditional Saturday town meeting. A walk along Wenham’s lovely main street provides a timeless picture of beautiful old homes, gardens and yards, punctuated by friendly faces, residents say, giving one a general sense of connection to all that is right about New England small town life.

Priority Development Sites

Community Leadership

Peter Lombardi, Town Administrator

978 468 5520 ext 2

Wenham Town Hall, 138 Main Street, Wenham MA 01984


Margaret Hoffman , AICP , Town Planner

978-468-5520 Ex. 8

Wenham Town Hall, 138 Main Street, Wenham MA 01984


Board of Selectmen: Catherine Harrison, Chair; Jack Wilhelm; John Clemenzi

978 468 5520 ext 2

Wenham Town Hall, 138 Main Street, Wenham MA 01984

jclemenzi@wenhamma.gov charrison@wenhamma.gov jwilhelm@wenhamma.gov

  • Cultural Institutions & Attractions:

    Wenham Museum, M. Lekkakos Spa, Salon, Boutique

  • Historical Sites:


  • Beaches:

    Pleasant Pond Beach

  • Scenic By-Ways:


  • Municipal Golf Course:

    Lakeview Golf Course, Wenham Country Club

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Margaret R. Hoffman, AICP
Planning Coordinator
MHoffman@wenhamma.gov Town of Wenham
Phone (978) 468-5520 Ex. 8