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Sights and Attractions - Day Trips Boston

If you have some extra time, be sure to explore many of the nearby museums and attractions that the surrounding towns and cities have to offer.

Addison Gallery of American Art
The Addison Gallery of American Art has one of the most important collections of American art in the country.

Battleship Cove
World's largest collection of historic naval ships. 50 Minutes from Boston.

Blake House
Boston's oldest house

Buckman Tavern
In this ancient hostelry, built circa 1710, several dozen minutemen gathered in the early hours of the morning on April 19, 1775, to await the arrival of the British expedition in Lexington.

Cape Ann Historical Museum
The Cape Ann Historical Museum is located in downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest fishing port.

Concord Museum
The Concord Museum is a great place to start any visit to the historic town of Concord, Massachusetts.

Danforth Museum of Art
Nationally recognized, locally treasured cultural gem.

DeCordova Museum Sculpture Park
DeCordova currently offers the only permanent public sculpture park in New England.

Discovery Museums
Two complementary museums filled with exciting, interactive exhibits for children of all ages using focused spaces and hands-on activities inviting exploration and discovery.

Essex Shipbuilding Museum
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum tells the extraordinary story of a small New England village that built more two-masted wooden fishing schooners than any other place in the world.

Hancock Clarke House
This house is of particular interest because it contains furnishings and portraits owned by the Hancock and Clarke families and an exhibit area that include’s William Diamond's drum and Major Pitcairn's pistols - treasured relics of April 19, 1775.

Higgins Armory Museum
The Higgins Armory Museum, with 5,000 objects on 4 floors, is the only institution in the Northeast dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of arms and armor.

House of Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables inspired author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his legendary novel of the same name.

Larz Anderson Auto Museum
The Museum holds America’s oldest collection of automobiles.

Lowell National Historical Park
The Park offer visitors an in-depth look into the past that brought the 19th century textile industry to tap the waterpower of the Merrimack River.

Mayflower II
Mayflower II is a carefull recreation of the original 17th-century Mayflower.

Minute Man National Park
Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.

Munroe Tavern
The Munroe Tavern is located one mile east of Lexington Common. On the afternoon of April 19, 1775, the tavern served as the headquarters for Brigadier General Earl Percy and his one thousand reinforcements.

Naval Shipbuilding Museum
Home of the USS Salem - the worlds only preserved heavy cruiser.

New England Pirate Museum
An Historical Adventure for Young and Old!

New England Quilt Museum
18,000 square foot space holds exhibition galleries, a library and resource center, classrooms, a museum store, collection storage, staff offices, and support areas.

Newton History Museum
Newton has long provided a welcoming home to the arts and to artists.

Old Sturbridge Village
In the years 1790 to 1840 a new nation took shape. In rural towns across New England, ordinary people worked to better their lives, build strong communities, apply new technologies, and define the meaning of democracy. Learn their story at Old Sturbridge Village as you journey into the past.

Orchard House
Visit the historic home of the extraordinary Alcott family, where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set Little Women!

Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum is America’s oldest continuously operating museum.

Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth Plantation is Plymouth as it was in the 17th century.

Revolving Museum
Revolving Museum is an evolving laboratory of creative expression.

Rose Art Museum
New England’s museum of modern and contemporary art.

Salem Witch Museum
Salem's Most Visited Museum

Sandwich Glass Museum
Watch the glassblower turn and twist the hot glass into wonderful forms

Spellman Museum of Stamps
The Spellman Museum engages diverse audiences of all ages in the opportunities to learn from stamps and postal history.

Wenham Museum
The Wenham Museum a museum of social history

Witch Dungeon Museum
Live reenactment of the Salem Witch Trials

Witch History Museum
Revealing Salem’s greatest 300 year old Mysteries