Welcome
to
Massachusetts

Stanley Park
Fort Point - Boston
Lexington Battle Green

The state of Massachusetts beholds a lot of history, and there is plenty to see in the state to showcase these events. Plymouth is where the pilgrims of the Mayflower first settled in New England. Today, visitors to Plimoth Plantation can see what life was like back then. In Boston, walkers of the Freedom Trail can take a historical tour of the American Revolution. Cape Cod is a popular vacation destination, full of beautiful beaches and boutiques.


Bourne Bridge

Cape Cod & The Islands

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is a favorite locale for fishing and whale watching in the Cape Cod area. It's also home to a few visitors centers, including the Woods Hole Science Aquarium in Woods Hole and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA.

Take a ferry ride from Falmouth, MA over to Martha's Vineyard, where you can take a ride on the nation's oldest working carousel a the Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs.

On Nantucket, visit the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum with its constant changing exhibits. While on the island, you can also visit The Old Mill, the oldest mill in the country.


Autumn in Massachusetts

Central Massachusetts

The kids will love Davis Farmland and Megamaze in Sterling, where every season offers unique opportunities, such as their theme changing mega maze and the largest sanctuary of Heritage farm animals in North America. In the fall, go apple picking and make a stop at a country store... Brookfield Orchards offers both in one stop.


George Washington Statue - Public Garden

Greater Boston

Take a ride on an amphibious vehicle when you board your DUCK on the Boston Duck Tours. Visit the Boston Common, where you can ice skate on the Frog Pond in the cold of winter, and splash in the spray pool in the hot of summer. Then take a stroll over to the Public Garden, where you can take a ride on the Swan Boats.


House of Seven Gables

Northeast Massachusetts

North of Boston is where you'll find Salem, home of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Visit the Salem Witch Museum to learn all about the evolution of witchcraft. Want to see whales? Take a whale watching trip out of Gloucester aboard the Hurricane II with Cape Ann Whale Watch, or many of the other whale watch tour companies in the area.


Plimoth Plantation

Southeast Massachusetts

Explore real battleships of the past when you visit Battleship Cove in Fall River. Learn about interaction between humans and whales in New Bedford, which was once the whaling capital of the world, at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Head over to the Plymouth waterfront, where you can see the Plymouth Rock, as well as tour the Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the Mayflower that first sailed to Plymouth in 1620.


Yankee Candle Flagship Store

Western Massachusetts

In our opinion, no trip to the western part of Massachusetts is complete until you visit the Yankee Candle Village at their flagship store in South Deerfield. Not much beats strolling through room after room full of thousands of aromatic candles for your sampling pleasure, followed by a walk through their Bavarian Christmas Village. Basketball fans will want to make a stop at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, which is full of interactive exhibits, live clinics, shooting contests and basketball history.


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