South of Boston

The eclectic South of Boston region marches to the beat of its own drummer, and that drummer likes history, beaches, and unexpected art. Live like the Pilgrims did (or at least make candles like they did) at Plimoth Plantation, a living-history museum where it’s always 1627 (i.e. nobody is texting!). Check out the New Bedford Whaling Museum or, even better, check out some actual whales, in the very place that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Go to the Art Complex Museum for the classic Shaker furniture, and stay for the Japanese tea ceremony. See? We told you it was unexpected. Regardless, enjoy the natural beauty and charm of the South Shore.

For more information on the South of Boston region, visit these sites:
Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Southeaster Massachusetts Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Plymouth Waterfront

  • Mayflower Replica, Plymouth

  • CabbyShack

    Plymouth

    "The CabbyShack, on historic Plymouth harbor, is the spot for gorgeous views, tons of seats under the sun, live... more

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  • Children's Museum in Easton

    North Easton

    Interactive exhibits in the arts, sciences, and humanities; located in historic old fire station. more

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  • Coastal Vineyards

    South Dartmouth

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  • Colony Place

    Plymouth

    With over 40 stores and restaurants, Colony Place is the largest outdoor regional shopping center South of Boston. Just off Route 3 (... more

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  • Ellisville Harbor State Park

    Plymouth

    Ellisville Harbor is a unique coastal property, including an 18th century farmstead, beachfront, salt marsh, rolling meadows, and red pine... more

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  • Lobster Hut

    Plymouth , Ma.

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  • Minots Ledge Light

    Cohasset

    Est. in 1850; best views are from Sandy Beach. No public access. more

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  • Plymouth Light

    Plymouth

    Est. in 1768, moved back from eroding cliff in 1997; housed America's first female lightkeeper. Open by appointment; ferry tours available ($), (800) 242-2469. more

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  • 1782 Whitfield House

    Plymouth

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  • AHA! New Bedford

    New Bedford

    AHA! (art, history and architecture) Night is a FREE arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of... more

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  • America's Hometown Shuttle

    Plymouth

    While relaxing in the comfort and nostalgia of our trolleys, our drivers will guide you through the rich history, world... more

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  • Attleboro Area Industrial Museum

    Attleboro

    Artifacts from the industrial revolution. more

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  • The Black Whale

    New Bedford

    Overlooking the Downtown New Bedford Waterfront, The Black Whale Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar plans to bring fresh and innovated... more

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  • Bristol County Natural History Center

    Dighton

    Live exhibits; ponds, wetlands, beaches, meadows, and forest displays. more

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  • Canoe River Campground

    East Mansfield

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  • Cape Cod Nutrition Corner

    Plymouth

    Cape Cod Nutrition Store "Everyday Health foe Everday People" Best Brands-Best Prices-Best Service more

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  • Carpenter Museum

    Rehoboth

    The Carpenter Museum, Rehoboth's museum of local history, includes a 1700s reproduction house and post-and-beam barn. In addition to offering... more

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  • Colonial Lantern Tour

    Plymouth

    Candle lit walking tour of Plymouth Massachusetts. 90 minute tour. Stroll the historic streets and alleyways of Plymouth by candlelight. Each... more

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  • Demarest Lloyd State Park

    North Dartmouth

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  • Ernie's Restaurant

    Plymouth

    A favorite of locals and tourists since 1945! Serving homestyle meals, fresh seafood, sandwiches, and Plymouth's best pizza. Owned and operated... more

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