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

  • HomeGrown Arts and Crafts

    Duxbury

    HomeGrown Arts and Crafts is an eclectic gallery, boutique celebrating local artists and contemporary crafters. more

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  • Humarock Beach

    Marshfield

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  • Jabez Howland House

    Plymouth

    Only seventeenth-century house in Plymouth where Pilgrims actually lived; authentic furniture, artifacts, and documents. more

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  • The Jesse Harlow House

    Plymouth

    Historic Bed and Breakfast located in downtown Plymouth, Ma. more

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  • Lawson Tower

    Scituate

    Built in 1902-153 feet tall to resemble a medieval watch tower with chimes. 123 steps to top, said to be most... more

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  • Lloyd Center for the Environment

    Dartmouth

    Nature center with 55 acres of woods and marshland; 5 miles of walking trails; live exhibits and touchtank. more

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  • Lobster Hut

    Plymouth , Ma.

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  • Myles Standish State Forest

    South Carver

    Explore nearby Plymouth. Campsites are forested and located on ponds. Flush toilets, showers, and dumping station; no hookups. more

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  • Nantasket Kayaks

    Hull

    Nantasket Kayaks now in our 10th season renting kayaks on the beautiful Weir River Estuary. We cater to beginners and... more

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  • Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House

    Duxbury

    Acquired by the Society in 1997 through a community fundraising effort, the Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House is perhaps the most architecturally... more

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  • Norris Reservation

    Norwell

    The Norris Reservation has a varied natural environment, which features a mill pond, stands of white pine and oak, salt... more

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  • Norton Kayak Company

    Norton

    Guided Kayaking Tours of Scenic Norton Reservoir, Birdwatchers, fishermen and nature lovers will enjoy this flatwater paddling trip, perfect for... more

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  • not simply BEADS

    Plymouth

    Located at the Village Landing Marketplace. We carry more than 45 varieties of natural gemstone beads and pendants. Choose from a... more

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  • Onset Beach

    Wareham

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  • Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures

    Westport

    Offers kayak instruction for all skill levels, stand up paddle boarding lessons & adventures, surf kayaking, guided kayak tours, rentals, and... more

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  • Palmer River Equestrian Center

    Rehoboth

    Palmer River Equestrian Center offers a variety of horsemanship programs for both children and adults. We have a great summer... more

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  • The Paragon Carousel

    Hull

    Antique carousel (1928); features 66 wooden horses and a Wurlitzer organ. more

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  • Parting Ways

    Plymouth

    Former New Guinea Setlement and the Parting Ways Cemetery is a State and National Hisotric Landmark in Plymouth,MA off... more

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  • Pilgrim Belle Paddlewheeler Harbor Tours

    Plymouth

    Narrated harbor tours and dinner cruises aboard an authentic paddlewheeler. Private charters, theme cruises, Sunday brunch cruises. 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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