There’s nothing better than a beautiful fall day in Massachusetts. Fall is a great time to visit one of Massachusetts’ many museums and galleries. While you’re out and about you can admire the beautiful Massachusetts landscape, which is full of the reds, oranges, and golds of the fall season.
Plimouth Plantation, Plymouth, MA
Begin at the beginning. Plimouth Plantation is a great place to bring the family on a bright, sunny day. It celebrates the landing of the Mayflower in 1620 and explores the cultures of both settlers and Native Americans. Plimouth Plantation is a recreation of the original settlement with houses and shops. Settlers and Native People give a bicultural historical perspective into daily life 400 years ago, chatting with visitors as they garden, cook, make candles and perform all the daily tasks of long ago.
The Freedom Trail, Boston, MA
The 2.5 mile Freedom Trail invites you to walk and enjoy 16 historically significant sites in downtown Boston including the Park Street Church, the Old South Meeting House and the Paul Revere House. The highlight of the walk for many is the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. She was named by George Washington, fought victoriously in the War of 1812 and has sailed the world’s seas. A tour of this glorious tall ship and accompanying displays make an unforgettable experience.
The Boston area boasts a wealth of museums and galleries.
- Fine Arts, Boston, MA: The fourth largest museum in the U.S., the Fine Arts hosts collections from around the world. View items thousands of years old, contemporary art and a bit of everything in between.
- Harvard University, Cambridge, MA: Harvard welcomes visitors to many different museums and collections featuring art, natural history, zoology, semitic studies, archaeology and other subjects.
- Boston Children’s, Boston, MA: Throughout the year, children learn, play and are inspired to create. Fun for the whole family.
- Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA: Explore each gallery to discover dynamic, visually exciting works by today’s best artists.
New Bedford, MA
At the Whaling Museum, visitors explore exhibits related to New Bedford’s maritime past and learn about marine mammal conservation and whale ecology.
Tour each gallery to enjoy the world’s largest collection of touching, funny and inspirational Normal Rockwell art.
Once the center of America’s textile industry, quilt lovers can tour an outstanding quilt collection. Art lovers will appreciate the galleries at the Whistler House and the art, sculptures, photography, and glass displayed at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
This list barely touches all of the cultural, historical and just plain fun adventures that can be found throughout the state. Plan to spend some time on Cape Cod or tour the highways and back roads of central and western Massachusetts. Small local museums contain treasures not seen elsewhere. Get out there and see what you can find!
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