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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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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

Your perfect cruise? It depends upon what sights you want to see, from sunsets to humpbacks

The cruise you choose at Captain John Boats depends on the sights you want to see. The Pilgrim Belle, a paddlewheel boat, glides through historic Plymouth Harbor, where the Mayflower came to the end of its voyage, and the calm waters of scenic Cape Cod Bay. (Ask about sunset cruises.) If your preference runs more to, say, humpbacks, then take an exhilarating whale-watch cruise out of Plymouth or Provincetown. If the sights you want to see are the shops, galleries and restaurants of colorful Provincetown, Captain John’s fast ferry can get you there in 90 minutes. And, if your favorite sight is landing a good-sized mackerel, there are four- and eight-hour deep-sea fishing trips to choose from.
Children Waving - Island Queen - Falmouth, MA
Island Queen

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

Vineyard sightseeing actually begins when you board this island ferry with jaw-dropping views

You could say sightseeing as it relates to Martha’s Vineyard actually begins when you board the Island Queen ferry in Falmouth. The Cape and island views from the ferry’s decks are breathtaking as you sail for 35 minutes into Oak Bluffs. Once on the island, you can book a 2 1/2-hour sightseeing tour that covers the history and beauty of the island. Or, you can rent a car, Jeep or bike and explore this enchanted island, from the cobblestone streets of bustling Edgartown to the jaw-dropping red clay cliffs of Gay Head. Oak Bluffs itself has some must-see sights, including the “Flying Horses,” the oldest carousel in America, and the Campground, with multicolored Victorian gingerbread cottages.
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.
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
Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours