Where else can you visit a living-history museum that recreates life in 1627, go on a whale-watching cruise and take tea in an authentic Japanese garden? It has to be the region South of Boston, where Massachusetts is alive with history, beaches and quirky little surprises.
In Plymouth, "America's Hometown," you'll get a glimpse of Plymouth Rock — and of the Pilgrim way of life at Plimoth Plantation. For a more contemporary adventure, set out for a whale-watching expedition from Plymouth Harbor.
Duxbury is home to fabulous beaches, and to the Art Complex Museum, where you'll find an eclectic mix of Asian and American art, Shaker furniture and a Japanese tea garden.
Venture further south to New Bedford, and experience coastal life via the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Not far away is Seaman's Bethel, a chapel for seafaring families and one of the features that inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
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Down where our nation was discovered. Visit the homes of sailors, whalers and pilgrims.more
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