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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  • Plymouth Waterfront

  • Mayflower II, Plymouth

  • Westport

  • 1749 Court House

    Plymouth

    Oldest surviving two story wooden courthouse in America containing artifacts from early Plymouth. As a young lawyer, John Adams argued... more

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  • Narragansett Bay Cruises

    Fall River

    90-minute sightseeing tour of Fall River, Narragansett Bay lighthouses, and historic naval ships of Battleship Cove. more

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  • 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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  • CabbyShack Restaurant

    Plymouth

    Open Year Round, 11am-1am, 7 Days. Serving Lunch and Dinner-Pizza/Chowda til Midnight-Cocktails til 1am. Located on Plymouth's Historic Waterfront.... 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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  • Historic 1699 Winslow House and Cultural Center

    Marshfield

    The historic 1699 Winslow House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the ancestral home of the founding family... more

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  • Nantasket Beach

    Hull

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  • Ocean Explorium

    New Bedford

    We provide a unique and effective vehicle for educating the public about the oceans: their protection, restoration, pollution prevention and... more

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  • Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum

    Fall River

    Historical display of railroading in Fall River and Southern New England. Train cars filled with extensive collection of railroad memorabilia. more

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  • Onset Beach

    Wareham

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  • Scituate Harbor

    Scituate

    Scituate Harbor is the "Heart" of Scituate with shopping, dining, entertainment, services, fishing and boating! First Friday Nights... more

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  • South Shore Music Circus

    Cohasset

    Top names in music, variety, and comedy the tent and in the round. more

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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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  • Nantasket Beach Resort

    Hull

    Oceanfront Resort just 20 minutes south of Boston. The Nantasket Beach Resort is a full service resort, located in Hull, Massachusetts... 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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  • Shooting Gallery

    Attleboro

    Shooters ages 5 and up can test their skills shooting airsoft BB's at stationary targets. Participants choose from 1 of 7 lanes to... more

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  • Xfinity Center

    Mansfield

    Musical concerts performed in 19,000-plus capacity amphitheater; covered and lawn seating. 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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  • Fort Revere

    Hull

    Fort Revere Park is an 8+ acre historic site located atop Telegraph Hill in Hull Village. The Park contains the remains... more

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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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