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

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  • Schooner Ernestina

    New Bedford

    Launched in Essex, MA in 1894, Schooner Ernestina sailed as a Grand Banks fisherman Arctic explorer, WWII survey vessel and Cape... more

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  • Seastreak/Martha's Vineyard Ferry

    New Bedford

    Seasonal fast ferry service from New Bedford, MA to Martha's Vineyard- Group Rates Available more

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  • Waterfront Grille

    New Bedford

    The only restaurant and function facility located directly on the New Bedford's Harbor, overlooking the fishing fleet. The seafood based... more

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  • Whaling City Festival

    New Bedford

    Large family fun Festival held on the second weekend of July Every year more

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  • ArtWorks!

    New Bedford

    Two galleries, a retail artists' market featuring work of local artists and craftspeople, and community arts center. ArtWorks! offers an... more

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  • Buzzards Bay Coalition

    New Bedford

    The Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center at the Buzzards Bay Center in downtown New Bedford is a free resource... more

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  • Captain Haskell's Octagon House

    New Bedford

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  • Captain Otis Thacher House B & B

    Dartmouth

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  • Days Inn-New Bedford

    New Bedford

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  • Destination soups

    New Bedford

    Specializing in homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. We also feature vegan and gluten free options more

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  • Flynn Clay Studio

    New Bedford,

    Flynn Clay Studio is a working pottery studio run by Sheilagh Flynn. Pottery includes bowls, cups, mugs, plates, platters, vases... more

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  • Folco Jewelers Inc.

    New Bedford

    Members American Gem Society, family owned and operated for 70 years. The most professional retail jewelery sales and service in South... more

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  • Gallery 65 on William

    New Bedford

    An artists cooperative featuring fine arts and crafts from Cape Cod and the Southcoast. more

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  • Harbor Tours

    New Bedford

    60 Minute tour of Historic New Bedford Harbor. See a real working waterfront. Cruise between the fishing vessels in port. Travel... more

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  • John Magnan Studio

    New Bedford

    Working studio of sculptor John Magnan. Visitors welcomed. Gallery-style presentation of recent work. Commissions accepted. more

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  • Mad Good Cookie Company

    New Bedford

    The Mad Good Cookie Compay makes award winning cookies and coffee cakes. The white chocolate with cranberry was judged the # 1... more

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  • Melville House B and B

    New Bedford

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  • Museum of Madeiran Heritage

    New Bedford

    Photographs, carvings and artifacts from the Portuguese island of Madeira; garden, grape arbor, and courtyard. more

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  • New Bedford Art Museum

    New Bedford

    Our Mission: The New Bedford Art Museum engages the public in experiencing, understanding and appreciating art. The South Coast is... more

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  • New Bedford Fire Museum

    New Bedford

    Restored antique fire trucks, equipment, and uniforms; interactive exhibits. more

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