Attractions, Museums & Monuments

Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court St
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-746-1620

Pilgrim Hall Museum

Pilgrim Hall Museum, built in 1824, offers a chance to touch an authentic piece of Plymouth Rock! You can view actual 17th century Pilgrim possessions, including William Bradford’s Bible, Peregrine White’s cradle and Myles Standish’s sword. Enjoy a 15 minute film telling the dramatic story of the Mayflower Pilgrims, their voyage across the Atlantic and their courageous early years in Plymouth. Read more about Pilgrim Hall Museum

Edaville USA
5 Pine Street
Carver, MA
Phone: 508-866-8190

Edaville USA

Featuring the Annual National Cranberry Festival in October and the Annual Festival of Lights, (November-January) when during the Christmas season, Edaville is transformed into a winter wonderland of holiday delights!  Passengers can relax comfortably in warm and dry coaches while riding through a spectacular holiday setting featuri Read more about Edaville USA

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-746-1622

Plimoth Plantation

You Can't Change History, But It Can Change You! Plimoth Plantation is a hands-on, entertaining living history experience dedicated to the Native Wampanoag and Pilgrim colonists of 17th century Plymouth, MA. Read more about Plimoth Plantation

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Brewster Gardens
Water St.
Plymouth , MA 02360

Brewster Gardens

The reconstruction of this beautiful park was a combination of park enhancements and environmental restoration. Read more about Brewster Gardens

Plymouth Rock
Water St.
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-747-5360

Plymouth Rock

Pilgrim Memorial State Park is one of the most heavily visited parks in the state parks system.  Nearly one million people a year come from all over the world to visit "The Rock" and the town where in 1620 Europeans first made a home in New England. Read more about Plymouth Rock

Mayflower II
State Pier
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-746-1622

Mayflower II

Come & visit the replica of the ship that carried The Pilgrims to the New World ! Read more about Mayflower II

National Monument to the Forefathers
(approximately) 74 Allerton St.
Plymouth, MA 02360

National Monument to the Forefathers

The monument was designed primarily by Boston sculptor Hammatt Billings. As large as the Forefathers monument stands, Billings’ original design called for it to be nearly twice as high at 150 feet (just under the Statue of Liberty’s height, including the pedestal, of 151 feet). Read more about National Monument to the Forefathers

Battleship Cove
5 Water Street
Fall River, MA
Phone: 800-533-3194

Battleship Cove

As the world's largest collection of historic naval ships and home to five National Historic Landmarks, Battleship Cove is the guardian of our nation's democratic heritage - a proud tradition in which you can share.

Battleship Cove is open to the public 362 days each year. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Read more about Battleship Cove

Alden House Historic Site
105 Alden Street
Duxbury, MA
Phone: 781-934-9092

Alden House Historic Site

John Alden and Priscilla Mullins arrived in Plimoth Colony on the Mayflower in 1620 and were married about 1622. In 1627, they moved to land in Duxbury. That land has never been out of the Alden family. Read more about Alden House Historic Site

Imagination Island
12 Resnik Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-747-7447

Imagination Island

Imagination Island is the Boston area’s premier indoor playground. With 5,500 square feet of island-themed play space, children ages 1-8 (and adults!) will be entertained for hours! Read more about Imagination Island

Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-588-6000

Fuller Craft Museum

Within our walls, out in the community, and throughout the world, Fuller Craft Museum is committed to sharing our vision for contemporary craft.

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Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum
301 Driftway
Scituate, MA 02066
Phone: 781 545-1083

Maritime & Irish Mossing Museum

Currently, the museum holds six growing and changing exhibits, each with a descriptive video: Read more about Maritime & Irish Mossing Museum

Gershom Bradford House
931 Tremont Street
Duxbury , MA
Phone: 781-934-6106

Gershom Bradford House

Built in 1808 by shipmaster Gershom Bradford, the house belonged to four generations of seafaring Bradfords before the last generation gave it to the Society in 1968.  Captain Bradford commanded more than 10 vessels before retiring in 1826 to lead an active life ashore Read more about Gershom Bradford House

MA Archaeological Society - Robbins Museum of Archaeology
17 Jackson Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
Phone: 508-947-9005

Massachusetts Archaeological Society - Robbins Museum of Archaeology

  • 4,550sf of display space & more than 4,600 artifacts on display, some over 10,000 years old
  • Diorama of a 2,400 BC Native American New England village
  • Doyle collection of Native American dolls & Handcrafted mishoon (dugout canoe)
  • The Walk Through Time: 12,000 years in the Northeast
Trask Museum
31 North Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-277-2371

Trask Museum

The haunted Trask Museum was built in 1849 and is currently owned by Diane Trask. Her late husband, Dr Franklin Trask felt this beautiful old building should be restored and brought back to life and tell of it's history.
Mayflower Society House
4 Winslow Street
Plymouth, MA
Phone: 508-746-2590

Mayflower Society House

Across the street and around the corner from Plymouth Rock, in the heart of this quaint village’s historic district, is the Mayflower Society House. The grounds host the historic eighteenth century dwelling built by Edward Winslow. Behind this stately mansion are the offices and library of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Read more about Mayflower Society House

Cape Cod Central Railroad
252 Main Street
Hyannis, MA
Phone: 888-797-7245

Cape Cod Central Railroad

Come see what we're talking about! Start your day the right way aboard this classic train ride that brings you up close with the hidden beauty of the Cape by taking you to areas only accessible by the railways. View woodlands, sand dunes, cranberry bogs and salt marshes with on board narration to add another dimension. Read more about Cape Cod Central Railroad

189 Alden Street
Duxbury, MA 02332
Phone: 781-934-6634

Art Complex Museum

Founded by Carl and Edith Weyerhaeuser, the Art Complex Museum is housed in a splendid modern structure which offers an intimate setting for viewing exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as selections from an extraordinary collection, known for Shaker furniture, Asian art, prints and American paintings. Read more about Art Complex Museum

Burial Hill
School St.
Plymouth, MA 02360

Burial Hill

A must-stop along the historic Pilgrim's Path. This site is one of the first forts of the Pilgrims and the burial place of William Bradford and other first settlers. Set high atop the hill, the Pilgrims placed their cannons facing the harbor for protection. Read more about Burial Hill

King Caesar House
120 King Caesar Road
Duxbury, MA 02331
Phone: 781-934-6106

King Caesar House

This Federal mansion was built in 1809 for Ezra Weston II, known as “King Caesar” for his worldwide preeminence as a shipbuilder and merchant.  Weston’s enterprise dominated Duxbury in the early 19th century with a large portion of the population employed in the Weston shipyards, farms, wharves, mill, ropewalk, or aboard Weston’s fishing schooners and merchant fleet.  Ezra Weston’s ship Hop Read more about King Caesar House

National Black Doll Museum
288 North Main Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
Phone: 774-284-4729

National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture

This unique cultural and educational facility will be the second museum in the nation dedicated to preserving the history of black dolls. It is the brainchild of sisters Debra Britt and Felicia Walker. They established the non-profit organization in 2006 with several objectives in mind: Read more about National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture

Scituate Lighthouse
100 Lighthouse Road
Scituate, MA 02066

Scituate Lighthouse

Scituate Lighthouse, 1811

In the year 1810 the United States Congress voted $4000 to build a lighthouse at Scituate Harbor. The Light, of split granite blocks with a one and one half story house attached, was activated in 1811. Read more about Scituate Lighthouse

The Plimoth Grist Mill
6 Spring Lane
Plymouth, MA

The Plimoth Grist Mill

The Mill is a reconstruction of the original grist mill that once stood on the same site. In the 17th century, grist mills were very important because corn was the major crop for the early colonists. To be useful for baking, corn had to be ground into flour. Read more about The Plimoth Grist Mill

1749 Spooner House
27 North Street
Plymouth, MA 02361
Phone: 508-746-0012

1749 Spooner House

Built circa 1749 for the widow Hannah Jackson, the Spooner House is one of the oldest structures on Plymouth's picturesque North Street. It was home to one Plymouth family, the Spooners, for over two hundred years. The first Spooner to occupy the house was Deacon Ephraim Spooner, a successful local merchant and patriot during the American Revolution. Read more about 1749 Spooner House

Mattapoisett Historical Society
5 Church Street
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
Phone: 508-758-2844

Mattapoisett Museum

The Museum of the Mattapoisett Historical Society is an adventure in 19th Century living.  Housed in a charming Meeting House dating from 1821 and now beautifully restored, the ancient pews, graceful galleries, and its replica of the old high pulpit with sounding board above, carry one back to an age when life in this quiet New England village revolved around the Church and Town Meeting.  Read more about Mattapoisett Museum

Maritime Museum
4 Elm Street
Cohasset, MA 02025
Phone: 781-383-1434

Maritime Museum

Cohasset Maritime Museum 781-383-1434
Originally built ca. 1760 as a ship chandlery, the Cohasset Maritime Museum today houses the Cohasset Historical Society's collection of maritime artifacts and serves as a permanent memorial to Cohasset's seafaring history.

Open mid-June through Labor Day, Wednesday to Friday 1:00-4:00 and Saturday 1:00-3:00. Suggested donation: $5.00 Read more about Maritime Museum

1749 Court House and Museum
Town Square
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-830-4075

1749 Court House and Museum

The 1749 Court House is a museum right in the center of Plymouth that is free and filled with interesting items from Plymouth's history. It is the oldest wooden Court House and the longest used municipal building in America. The 1749 Court House was originally built for the joint use of the county and the town of Plymouth. Read more about 1749 Court House and Museum

Hull Lifesaving Museum
1117 Nantasket Avenue
Hull, MA 02045
Phone: 781-925-5433

Hull Lifesaving Museum

Hull Lifesaving Museum is so much more than a museum. It’s an essential part of the community, providing not only crucial lessons from our heritage, but life changing, and life saving, experiences. Read more about Hull Lifesaving Museum

Jenney Museum
48 Summer Street
Plymouth, MA
Phone: 508-747-4544

Jenney Museum

Located in the heart of the historic district, the Jenney Museum offers rotating exhibits that tell the story of history and industry that began here in Plymouth.

New in 2014 - "Family - the Cornerstone of Society" Read more about Jenney Museum

911 Memorial
1 South Spooner St
North Plymouth, MA 02360

911 Memorial

The current memorial for 9-11 created by Richard J. Quintal, Jr (located at his produce store on 1 South Spooner St in Plymouth, MA). There is now an official memorial fund in order to help raise money to erect twin replicas of the World Trade Center towers. The granite memorial will be 18 feet long and will stand 6 feet high. Read more about 911 Memorial

Cemetery
Plympton Street
Plymouth , MA 02360

Parting Ways

African Americans in the American Revolution

Four young men, African-Americans from Plymouth, served in the American Revolution. Cato Howe was a freeman who had probably never been enslaved.

Plato Turner and Prince Goodwin were former slaves. Quamany Quash, who fought for liberty for his country, was himself enslaved and not emancipated until after his military service. Read more about Parting Ways

Lawson Tower
330 First Parish Road
Scituate, MA

Lawson Tower

Millionaire Thomas W. Lawson ordered the construction of Lawson Tower as a complement to his new country estate, “Dreamwold,” at the beginning of the twentieth century. Local legend says that after the Scituate Water Company constructed its steel standpipe, Lawson’s wife Jeannie saw it and asked her husband to do something about the view out their back windows at Dreamwold Hall. Read more about Lawson Tower

Heritage Museums & Cardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: 508-888-3300

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Heritage Museums and Gardens is comprised of three galleries and expansive gardens located in historic Sandwich, Massachusetts. It includes galleries for American Folk Art, a vintage carousel, automobiles and traveling exhibitions. Read more about Heritage Museums & Gardens

Newport Mansions
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02809
Phone: 401-847-1000

Newport Mansions

The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island's largest cultural organization, preserves and protects the best of Newport County's architectural heritage. Its 11 historic properties and landscapes - seven of which are National Historic Landmarks - trace America's architectural and social development from the Colonial era through the Gilded Age. Read more about Newport Mansions