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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 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 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 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 Cultural in Salem

Haunted Happenings Halloween

Everyone in Salem celebrates Halloween, not just the witches. And they celebrate for much of the month of October with special exhibits, parades, concerts, pumpkin carvings, costume parties and trick-or-treating. It…
Top Choice Bakery in Plymouth

Blue Blinds Bakery

Blue Blinds is a cozy house – it feels like a home, really – with plants in the windows and a fire in the fireplace and folks sipping coffee on the shady front porch. The baked goods are out of this world, including…
Top Choice Music in Rockport

Rockport Chamber Music Festival

This festival hosts concerts by internationally acclaimed performers. Concerts take place at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, a gorgeous hall overlooking the ocean. Most concerts sell out, so it's advisable to ord…
Top Choice Ship in Plymouth

Mayflower II

If Plymouth Rock tells us little about the Pilgrims, Mayflower II speaks volumes: it is a replica of the small ship in which they made the fateful voyage.The ship is currently undergoing a thorough restoration in My…
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 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…