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Sightseeing in Massachusetts includes churches, lighthouses, parks, historic houses

Stand in a spot and turn yourself 360 degrees and discover the scenic majesty of Massachusetts. The founding home of our republic is a place of profound political and literary history, cozy B&B’s , natural wonders, mountains and shorelines. This is a sightseeing and photographer’s paradise. Pick a starting point, check out these tourism hubs for suggestions and tours, then visit its bountiful cities, quaint towns and villages, stunning valleys and waterways, and the bucolic countryside of this beloved state. Stay local in a boutique hotel.

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Children Waving - Island Queen - Falmouth, MA
Island Queen

75 Falmouth Heights Road Falmouth, MA, 02540 Phone: 508-548-4800

So much to see before, during and after this ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard

Half the fun of vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard is the ferry ride over. On the Island Queen, your 35-minute voyage from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs gives you plenty of time to marvel at the shimmering Vineyard Sound, and views of Cape Cod and the Vineyard. Enjoy a cup of chowder or a cocktail in the enclosed lounge or on the outside decks. Once in Oak Bluffs, visit The Flying Horses, the country’s oldest carousel, and the Campground’s multicolored Victorian gingerbread houses. Walk Edgartown’s lively streets to shop, dine and marvel at whaling captains’ homes. In Aquinnah, visit the stunning red clay cliffs. There are also lighthouses, sailing and fishing excursions and great hiking and biking trails, Back in Falmouth, visit the lovely beaches, historic homes and shops of this picturesque seaside town.
Tails of the Sea - Captain John Boats - Sailing from Plymouth and Provincetown, MA
Captain John Boats

10 Town Wharf Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-2643

See the sights from the sea when you book a cruise, charter, whale-watch or fishing trip

See the sights in Plymouth Harbor, or get up close and personal with whales when you board one of the vessels in the Captain John Boats' fleet. Take a harbor or sunset cruise aboard the Pilgrim Belle paddlewheel boat and get a unique view of the majestic Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock and other historic sites. Or, take a whale watch out of Plymouth or Provincetown Harbor and prepare to be amazed at the sight of humpbacks, minkes and other whales feeding and frolicking in Stellwagen Bank. Captain John also offers a variety of special cruises, from comedy nights to brew cruises, as well as fishing excursions and a fast ferry to Provincetown. The vessels have galley service and a full bar in comfortable cabins.
Boston's Freedom Trail - Boston, MA
The Freedom Trail

Boston's Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile walk connecting 16 of the country's most significant historic sites linked to the American Revolution. Great for all ages and for groups. Specialty tours of Pirates and Patriots, African American Patriots, Historic Pub Crawl, and the Historic Holiday Stroll are offered throughout the year and seasonally.
Freedom Trail visitor information centers are located at Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, and the Charlestown Navy Yard. - Directions and Parking
USS Constitution Museum - Old Oronsides - Charlestown, MA
USS Constitution Museum and Warship USS Constitution

at the Charlestown Navy Yard Charlestown, MA, 02129 Phone: 617-426-1812

The USS Constitution – “Old Ironsides” – the oldest active ship in the U.S. Navy and the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat, resides at the Charlestown Navy Yard, next to the property of the USS Constitution Museum. The museum presents a fascinating history of the ship and many interesting exhibits about life in the U.S. Navy, from Colonial times to the present. The museum hosts many special events, and it is designed to be fun and welcoming to children. Tours of the ship itself are hosted by Navy personnel on a regular schedule. The tours include the spar deck, gun deck and berth deck.
Hours: Museum is open daily 10am - 5pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. The Ship is open for tours Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 6pm, and is closed Mondays, MLK Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Museum Admission (suggested): Adults $10-15, Children $5-10. Thank you for supporting us.
Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours