Massachusetts Top 10 Attractions

Nantucket

6: Nantucket

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Address: Nantucket, MA

Charming, idyllic and romantic, Nantucket provides you with the best place to spend quality time with your loved ones. Here you can enjoy swimming in some of the world's most pristine beaches, go fishing, biking, and hiking, explore museums, and enjoy a slice of the good life. With all the activities and cozy lodges that Nantucket has to offer, it is no wonder that this is one of the country's most visited vacation spots.

Tanglewood Concerts
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7: Tanglewood Concerts

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Address: 297 West St, Lenox, MA 01240
Website: www.bso.org

Situated in western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is a venue that offers a host of entertainment for those who have a love for music. Since the 1930s, the venue has been home to the fabulous Boston Symphony Orchestra but there are also three music schools there, which are the Tanglewood Music Center, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and Days in the Arts. Tanglewood is therefore able to play host to a range of musical entertainment and concerts to suit all tastes from classical to jazz and popular music.

Mayflower II and Plimoth Plantation
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8: Mayflower II and Plimoth Plantation

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Address: 137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA 02360
Website: www.plimoth.org

A replica of the vessel that transported Pilgrims to Plymouth in the 1600s, the Mayflower II provides a fascinating historical experience for visitors. You can enjoy listening to the stories and tales from the costumed characters as well as exploring the vessel itself. This is just one of the attractions at the Plimoth Plantation, where there are many other historical attractions to look forward to. This includes the Plimoth Grist Mill as well as the fascinating 17th Century English village, which provides an insight into the community that was created by the pilgrims. With the variety of history exhibits, this is an experience that is as enlightening as it is fascinating.

Old Sturbridge Village

9: Old Sturbridge Village

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Address: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Website: www.osv.org

A unique and exciting living history museum, Old Sturbridge Village has become very popular amongst tourists as well as for educational trips. There are over 200 acres to explore here where you can enjoy learning more about life in the area from the 1790s to the 1830s. You can enjoy taking in the wonderful historic setting and ambiance while soaking up some of the local history of rural New England. You can really immerse yourself in the past and step back in time when you visit this village and in addition to enjoying the setting you will also find some fascinating exhibits to help you to further enhance your trip. This is a place that really brings history to life making it well worth a visit.

Salem’s Historic Houses
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10: Salem’s Historic Houses

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Address: 193 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970

Salem in Massachusetts is a place that is well known for its long, rich, fascinating and sometimes dark history. It is also a place filled with historic places of interest including a number of historic houses. When you visit this area you should make sure that you put at least some of these historic houses on your itinerary, as they will help you to capture the essence of Salem history. Some of the key historic houses to visit when you come here include the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the House of the Seven Gables, the Witch House, and the Stephen Phillips Memorial Trust House amongst others.

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