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Information & visitor centers in Massachusetts smooth out your MA travel

Travel in Massachusetts includes a stop at well-stocked and -staffed visitor and information centers. You’ll find many here offering helpful guidance about lodging, food, shopping, major events, festivals, and attractions plus videos, films, exhibits, directions, maps, brochures, even schedules, tickets, and rentals. Many provide picnic tables, handicapped accessible restrooms, vending machines and gift shops with local products, stamps, and sundries You might even find a rocking chair to sit a spell and catch your breath.
Waterfront Visitors Center 500x250 - Destination Plymouth - Plymouth, MA
See Plymouth

4 North Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-747-0100 Toll-Free: 800-872-1620

We'll Tell You All About Plymouth

In Plymouth, Massachusetts, one of your first stops should be at the Visitor Information Center, at the Rotary across the street from Plymouth Harbor. The Center contains a wealth of information and a friendly staff to help you navigate your way around “America's Hometown”. Find brochures about attractions, restaurants, shopping, and lodging, special events. Pick up the Dining and Activities Guide.
Hours: April 1-November 1, daily; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during spring and fall; extended evening hours until 8 p.m. in mid-summer.
Concord Visitor Center - Concord, MA
Concord Visitor Center

58 Main Street Concord, MA, 01742 Phone: 978-318-3061

This Visitor Center is the departure point for several in-depth, expert-led tours of Concord, including the Historic Tour of Concord, the Emerson- Thoreau Amble, and the Little Women Tour, African-American History of Concord Bike Tour, Historic Tours of Concord for Families, and Indigenous People of Concord Tour.
Hours: Open daily 10am - 4pm. Public restrooms are open 7am - 7pm.
Mount Greylock 500x250 - Berkshires Visitors Bureau - Photo Credit Michelle Murphy
Visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts

Serene mountain vistas, lush forests, and clear blue lakes define the Berkshire landscape, an idyllic setting for a family vacation, romantic escape, or weekend with friends. Boasting more than 100 world class cultural attractions, superior outdoor recreation, and a famous farm-to-table food scene, the Berkshires promises an unforgettable experience. Whether you love to hike, kayak, visit museums, see shows, zip through the trees, stroll quaint downtowns and shop unique boutiques, or chill with a local brew, there is truly something for everyone. Visit berkshires.org to choose your own adventure! Check out the Official Guide to the Berkshires for expert planning tips and info.
Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce - Vineyard Haven, MA
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Visitors Center

24 Beach Street Vineyard Haven, MA, 02568 Phone: 508-693-0085 Toll-Free: 800-505-4815

Martha's Vineyard is a world apart.

Located just 7 miles off the Massachusetts coastline, the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard is a world apart, offering a vacation ambiance unlike any other. Explore the diversity of our six island towns, take long walks along our pristine shores, and step back in time to a more leisurely pace. Each season offers something different.
Lawrence Heritage State Park - Lawrence, MA
Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitor Center

1 Jackson Street Lawrence, MA, 01840 Phone: 978-794-1655

This state park describes the history of Lawrence, an early American version of a planned industrial city. Stories at the park show the lives mill workers and industry, the workers' role in the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. A walk down the esplanade of a 19th-century canal and through a park created within the walls of an industrial-era building illuminates the era.
Hours: Open daily 9am – 4pm.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park - Photo Credit New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park

33 William Street New Bedford, MA, 02740 Phone: 508-996-4095

The National Park Visitor Center is located in the heart of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Find orientation documents, and get helpful information on the park, its history, and places to stay, eat, shop, and visit in the historic whaling city of New Bedford. Handicap accessible; restrooms available.
Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center - Lancaster, MA
Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center

1000 MA Route 2 Westbound - Between Exits 103 and 102 Lancaster, MA, 01523 Phone: 978-534-2302

This "Gateway to North Central Massachusetts" offers rest rooms, picnic tables under shady apple trees, pamphlets of local places to stay, eat and play at like pick your own orchards, petting zoo's, bed and breakfast stays or indoor water parks. Many books on Johnny Appleseed and a small sampling of Johnny Appleseed memorabilia. Johnny Appleseed Logo Products are also available. The Country Store has many local products for sale year round like jam, jellies, local honey, fudge, maple syrup products, local apple cider. Also hot coffee, cold soda and snack items.
Hours: Daily 9am - 5pm.
Quabbin Reservoir - Belchertown, MA
Quabbin Reservoir and Visitor Center

100 Winsor Dam Road Belchertown, MA, 01007 Phone: 413-323-7221

Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest man-made public water supplies in the United States, permitting shoreline fishing, hiking, bicycling, walking, bird watching, snowshoeing, and hunting with restrictions. The Quabbin Interpretive Services Program operates the Quabbin Visitor Center and provides general information.
Hours: Open Daily 8:30am - 4:30pm. (Office may not be staffed at all times)
Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center - Sandwich, MA
Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center

60 Ed Moffitt Drive Sandwich, MA, 02563 Phone: 508-833-9678

Visitor Center features include a 41-foot US Army Corps of Engineers patrol boat, a 46-seat theater showing continuous films on canal history, canal critters, and canal wildflowers, real time radar and camera images of the waterway, and interactive exhibits. The rocking chairs on the deck are a perfect spot to enjoy the sea breeze and watch ships on the canal. Park rangers provide free public programs on many subjects. Tide charts, canal guides, and brochures are available.
Province Lands Visitor Center at Cape Cod National Seashore - Provincetown, MA - Photo Credit National Park Service
Province Lands Visitor Center -- Cape Cod National Seashore

171 Race Point Road - off Route 6 Provincetown, MA, 02657 Phone: 508-487-1256

The observation deck at this Visitor Center provides a 360-degree view of the Province Lands dunes, the Outer Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. From this location you can see Race Point Ranger Station, Race Point Beach, the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station and the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. Exhibits about local plants and animals and the Pilgrim's landing in Provincetown are featured. The indoor theater routinely screens five short films daily on a rotating schedule. Eastern National has a bookstore with books, tapes, videos, toys and gifts all related to some aspect of Cape Cod and the National Seashore.
Hours: Daily from May 1 through October 31, 9am - 5pm.
Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center - Lanesborough, MA
Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center

30 Rockwell Road Lanesborough, MA, 01237 Phone: 413-499-4262

At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. Rising above the surrounding Berkshire landscape, dramatic views of 60-90 miles distant may be seen. The Visitor Center offers trail maps and orientation, regional tourist information, and exhibits on natural and cultural history of the park.
Hours: Open Daily 9am - 5pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Boston Common Visitors Center - Boston, MA
Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Boston Common Info Center - 139 Tremont Street Boston, MA, 02111 Phone: 888-733-2678

Here you can find the information and tools you need to make the most out of your stay. Speak to a visitor information representative who will help plan your trip.
Hours: Brochures and maps are available 24 hours a day. Office is open year-round, Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm.
Rockport Tourism Information Center - Rockport MA Chamber of Commerce
Rockport Chamber Information Center

Mt. Pleasant Avenue (Route 127A) at Stone Barn Lane Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-9372 Toll-Free: 888-726-3922

Fall in love with Rockport

Find maps, brochures, and a wealth of information for your visit to the lovely, artistic town of Rockport.
Plymouth Visitor Information Center - Plymouth, MA
Plymouth Visitor Center at Route 3

Route 3 at Exit 13 - Long Pond Road Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-1150

Plymouth tourist information center and service plaza is open daily, 24 hours a day. Offering restrooms, McDonalds, Honey Dew Donuts, and ATM.
Bernard D. Grossman Visitor Center - Nantucket, MA
Bernard D. Grossman Visitor Center

25 Federal Street Nantucket, MA, 02554 Phone: 508-228-0925

This visitor center, operated by the Town of Nantucket, produces a tourism and visitor brochure that includes useful information like ferry schedules, and car and bike rentals, and sightseeing tours guides. The center maintains a list of available lodgings, updated daily. Restrooms available.
Franklin County Chamber & Historic Deerfield Visitor Center - Deerfield, MA - Photo Credit Jiri Lala
Franklin County Chamber & Historic Deerfield Visitors Center

79 Old Main Street Deerfield, MA, 01342 Phone: 413-773-5463

Franklin County is the most rural county in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, filled with farms, fields, valleys, historic villages, and bustling towns. Also: fine museums, educational institutions and cultural centers.
Hours: Chamber office is open year-round, Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Visitor Center is open Tuesday-Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm.
Salt Pond Visitor Center at Cape Cod National Seashore - Eastham, MA - Photo Credit National Park Service
Salt Pond Visitor Center of Cape Cod National Seashore

50 Nauset Road Eastham, MA, 02642 Phone: 508-255 - 3421

This is Cape Cod National Seashore's main visitor facility, with seashore orientation movies, a bookstore, a museum, and restrooms. The indoor theater offers five short films daily on a rotating schedule. Offering breathtaking views of Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic beyond, this Visitor Center is also convenient to the popular 1.5-mile Nauset Marsh Trail; the Buttonbush Trail, a 0.25 mile multi-sensory trail that featuring a guide rope and text panels printed in large lettering and Braille; and the Nauset Bicycle Trail.
Hours: Open year-round, 9am - 5pm.
Boston Harbor Island Pavilion - Boston, MA
Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion and Information Center

On the Rose Kennedy Greenway - 191W Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA, 02110 Phone: 617-223-8666

At the information center, you can oriented yourself to the harbor and park's 34 islands; learn about free daily activities; pick up brochures, maps, schedules, ferry tickets, and Park Passport stamps; books, gifts, memorabilia, and sundries at the only landside Harbor Islands store. Accessible from the water by private boats.
Hours: Varied by season. Please check website for up-to-date information.
USS Constitution Museum - Old Oronsides - Charlestown, MA
USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" at Charlestown Navy Yard

National Historic Park Charlestown, MA, 02129 Phone: 617-242-5692

Provides extensive orientation to the history of the Charlestown Navy Yard. Maps, brochures and restrooms; 10-minute video of the Navy Yard and the Serving the Naval Fleet exhibit. Open daily, 10am to 5pm.