Eclectic and unique are the words that best describe the area south of Boston. Where else can you visit a living – history museum that recreates life as it was in 1627, go on a whale-watching cruise and sip tea in an authentic Japanese garden.
Duxbury, home to amazing beaches and to the Art Complex Museum that mixes Asian and American artwork, displays Shaker furniture next to a Japanese garden-and it works! Of course there’s Plymouth Rock, the site where Europeans first stepped foot in the US, where you can explore the pilgrim way of life. You’ll also find Seaman’s Bethel, a chapel which was one of the inspirations of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. And the there’s World End in Hingham, which offers 4.5 miles of great trails for biking or hiking leading to majestic views of the Boston skyline.
The Art Complex Museum
One of the most eclectic museums on the east coast, the collections here range from Early American Shaker furniture to Asian art, including a Japanese tea garden. Exhibitions are constantly rotating and also include musical concerts and lectures.
Experience Plymouth as it was in the 17th century, where Native Wampanoag and Colonial English men and women live their lives, as if it were the 1620s. It is living off the land and cooking over the fire. See it, smell it, hear it and experience it here.
The Steamship Authority
Since 1818, the vessels of the Steamship Authority and its predecessors have been traveling the waters of Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard as well as Hyannis and Nantucket.
A nonprofit maritime museum located on the waterfront in historic Fall River, Battleship Cove is one of Southeastern Massachusetts’ most popular tourist attractions. With its historic military vessels of local, national and international importance, Battleship Cove draws visitors from all over the world.
New Bedford Whaling Museum
The Museum’s 107-year history reveals an intimate relationship with the communities it serves. Motivated by civic pride and a desire to preserve the artifacts and narratives of the region, the museum was founded by the children of the progenitors of the American whaling industry.
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