Eastern Massachusetts attractions

Top Choice Museum in Plymouth

Plimoth Plantation

Three miles south of Plymouth center, Plimoth Plantation authentically re-creates the Pilgrims’ settlement in its primary exhibit, entitled 1627 English Village. Everything in the village – costumes, implements, voc…
Top Choice Park in Lexington

Minute Man National Historic Park

The route that British troops followed to Concord has been designated the Minute Man National Historic Park. The visitor center at the eastern end of the park shows an informative multimedia presentation depicting P…
Top Choice Public Art in Salem

Punto Urban Art Museum

If you walk south on Lafayette from Derby St, you'll find yourself on the other side of the tracks (or river, in this case). Welcome to El Punto, or ‘The Point,’ a rough and tumble Dominican neighborhood that has be…
Top Choice Museum in Boston's Western Suburbs

DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park

The magical DeCordova Sculpture Park encompasses 35 acres of green hills, providing a spectacular natural environment for a constantly changing exhibit of outdoor artwork. As many as 75 pieces are on display at any …
Top Choice Museum in Salem

Peabody Essex Museum

All of the art, artifacts and curiosities that Salem merchants brought back from the Far East were the foundation for this museum. Founded in 1799, it is the country’s oldest museum in continuous operation. The buil…
Top Choice Cemetery in Concord

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

This is the final resting place for the most famous Concordians. Though the entrance is only a block east of Monument Sq, the most interesting part, Authors’ Ridge, is a 15-minute walk along Bedford St. Henry David …
Top Choice Historic Site in Concord

Old North Bridge

A half-mile north of Monument Sq in Concord center, the wooden span of Old North Bridge is the site of the ‘shot heard around the world’ (as Emerson wrote in his poem Concord Hymn). This is where enraged minutemen f…
Top Choice Ship in Plymouth

Mayflower II

If Plymouth Rock tells us little about the Pilgrims, Mayflower II speaks volumes. Climb aboard this replica of the small ship in which the Pilgrims made the fateful voyage, where 102 people lived together for 66 day…
Top Choice Museum in Plymouth

Pilgrim Hall Museum

Claiming to be the oldest continually operating public museum in the country, Pilgrim Hall Museum was founded in 1824. Its exhibits are not reproductions but real objects that the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag neighb…
Wildlife Reserve in Eastern Massachusetts

Stellwagen Bank

Stellwagen Bank is 842 sq miles of open ocean rich in marine life. The area was declared a National Marine Sanctuary in 1992 to conserve the area's biological diversity and to facilitate research and other beneficia…