Plymouth County, Massachusetts is centrally located to the best of what New England has to offer. Begin your New England adventure in America’s Hometown, Plymouth, Massachusetts, where you’ll learn the Pilgrim and Native American story, view authentic Mayflower artifacts at Pilgrim Hall Museum, and experience living history at Plimoth Plantation. Take a water excursion on a whale watch or a Paddlewheeler or an evening cruise. Shopkeepers along the waterfront have propped their doors in anticipation of your arrival, and you’ll find shopping for every taste and budget.

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Rest for the evening at Mirbeau Inn & Spa (mirbeau.com) where you’ll immerse yourself in luxury accented by world-class amenities and impeccable attention to detail. Mirbeau is surrounded by beautiful Monet-inspired gardens and renowned golf courses. Reminiscent of a private estate in the French countryside, you’ll be transported to another world where something truly wonderful awaits.

Plymouth is known for authentic seafood, and you’ll get your fill at SALT Raw Bar & Fine Cuisine (saltrawbarplymouth.com). From SALT’s eclectic menu and wine list to their craft cocktails and local craft beer, they strive to present to you with a one-of-a-kind experience. Share some food and drink among friends then head out to one of six breweries, distilleries, or cranberry wineries that call America’s Hometown home.

Then meander through the South Shore with its quintessentially New England church steeples, flowers, and town greens to Boston for a Red Sox game or a Duck Boat tour. Just north of Boston you’ll find the Salem Witch Museum (salemwitchmuseum.com) where you’ll experience the witch craze of 1692: the trials, jail, hangings of nineteen people and the pressing of one on charges of witchcraft. The exhibit, Witches Evolving Perceptions, dispels the myths surrounding the word witch and examines incidents of witch hunting.

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Or venture south and experience the natural splendor of Cape Cod. Spend time enjoying water sports at the beaches and shopping at the country stores. Don’t miss the peaceful grounds and memorable outdoor discovery opportunities at Heritage Museums & Gardens (heritagemuseums.org). There glorious gardens invite you to linger and exhibits will indulge your passion for art and history. Heritage offers up-close experiences unlike anywhere else; it’s a place of joy and fun for young and old.

To our west is the beauty of coastal Newport RI and the Newport Mansions (newportmansions.org), which offer visitors a unique trip through America’s past. Audio tours at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff bring you the personal stories of the men and women who lived in these grand mansions and the household staff who cared for them. Discover a world of exceptional elegance and inspiration in design, architecture, landscapes, and social history.

Your visit begins in Plymouth County, where history is just the beginning. SeePlymouth.com

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