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

Plenty to see and do on the Cape, the Vineyard – and the decks of this ferry

There’s so much to see on the Cape and Martha’s Vineyard, and what better way to enjoy both locations than a trip aboard the Island Queen passenger ferry. The 35 minute sailing to the island starts in Falmouth, where parking is only 200 yards from the dock. Check out this quintessential Cape village’s shops, restaurants, museums, beaches and bike trails. Hop on the ferry (bring your bike or paddle board) and enjoy the breathtaking views of Vineyard Sound. When you dock in Oak Bluffs, check out the town’s “Flying Horses” carousel and gingerbread-house Campground, or head to the red-clay cliffs of Aquinnah or the myriad shops and restaurants in walkable Edgartown. Or, buy a sightseeing-tour ticket that includes a narrated tour of the island.
Freedom Trail Foundation
Freedom Trail Foundation

99 Chauncy Street Boston, MA, 02111 Phone: 617-357-8300

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
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USS Constitution Museum and Warship USS Constitution

Building 22 in the Charlestown Navy Yard Charlestown, MA 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: spring and Summer, daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; fall and winter, daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ship: spring and summer, daily except Mondays, 10a.m.-6 p.m.; fall and winter, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Museum: suggested admission of $10-$15 for adults; $5-$10 for children; $25-$45 for families. Admission to ship is free.