Founded in 1636, Harvard is America's oldest institute of higher learning and one of the country's most prestigious universities. Among the illustrious alumni are civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois, philosopher Henry David Thoreau, writer Gertrude Stein, composer Leonard Bernstein, cellist Yo Yo Ma and seven U.S. presidents
Any visitor is welcome to join one of the free campus tours offered by the Events & Information Center. The tours leave the center in the Holyoke Center Arcade, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue.. . .
Beaches, bicyling, family vacations, fabulous food, romantic getaways, vacations for every budget, destination weddings, corporate retreats, dazzling arts culture, fishing, birding, sailing and so much more awaits you! Your Vineyard experience is just a short ferry ride or flight away, so welcome, explore and start planning your Island getaway . The island of Martha's Vineyard - it's all here, for everyone!. . .
Visitors to Boston, school children, teachers, historians, history buffs, citizens, and friends, welcome to the Freedom Trail. There is no other place in the United States where you can take in the rich history of America's Revolution — the events that led up to the historic break from Britain and the brave people who shaped our national government.
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, every one an authentic American treasure. Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1958, when the wrecking ball threa. . .
Coast Guard Beach is a prime swimming beach during the summer season. From mid-June to Labor Day, the parking area at this location is closed to all but park staff and visitors who are disabled, and access is provided by shuttle bus from the Little Creek parking area (across from the Doane Area). Although the parking lot at Coast Guard Beach is open the remainder of the year, parking is limited. There are seasonal restrooms and a wheelchair-accessible ramp way to the beach.. . .
At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. Rising above the surrounding Berkshire landscape, dramatic views of 60-90 miles distant may be seen. It became Massachusetts' first wilderness state park, acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, to preserve its natural environment for public enjoyment. Wild and rugged yet intimate and accessible, Mount Greylock rewards the visitor exploring this special place of scenic and natural beauty.. . .
The Worcester Art Museum is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media. The works span 5,000 years of art and culture. View paintings by Cassatt, Gauguin, Goya, Monet, Sargent and Whistler; admire floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch; see cutting-edge contemporary art; and discover the Museum's many other treasures. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan.
Enjoy a delectable lunch in The Museum Café, browse The Museum Shop for unique gifts a. . .
Imagine dunes stretching as far as you can see with wispy beach grass, dark green pine trees and deep red beach plums nestled in hollows which are brought together by a silhouette of blue sky. You will travel along the shoreline where your guide points out the "dune shacks" where famous artists and writers like Eugene O'Neill and Harry Kemp became inspired to create their art.
Take a tour of the historic sand dunes on the Provincetown Cape Cod National Seashore protected lands. We offer a wide variety of tours to suit everyone's needs. Our tours are perfect for people of all ages. Tou. . .
Highlight your Cape Cod vacation with an unforgettable cruise aboard the Mid-Cape's only Whale Watch. Our high speed state-of-the-art vessel sails daily—May through October—from picturesque Barnstable Harbor.
Since 1981, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises of Cape Cod has been offering whale watch adventures as a platform for conservation and education to people of all ages from around the world. Throughout your whale watching adventure, our expert naturalists will share an intriguing look into the "wonderful world of whales". They will also provide commentary on the local ecology and history of . . .
Though generations have come and gone, Fenway Park remains, much like it did the day it opened on April 20, 1912.
The home of the Boston Red Sox resounds with the echoes of great baseball players: Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Jimmy Collins, Duffy Lewis, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Carlton Fisk, Jim Rice and Carl Yastrzemski, to name just a few.
Fenway Park is actually the second home for the Sox. In 1901, the Boston Pilgrims became one of the charter members of the fledgling American League. The Pilgrims played ball at the Hunting. . .
The district contains good examples of smaller Federal and Greek Revival style buildings with shops on the ground floor and living quarters above, as well as several gable-roofed warehouses of brick or stone. Some of the district's major institutional buildings constructed during this period include the U.S. Custom House, Mechanics Bank, Merchant's Bank and New Bedford Institution for Savings. Other prominent buildings in the New Bedford Historic District include the Samuel Rodman House (1831), the Mariner's Home (circa 1790), the Seaman's Bethel (1832 and rebuilt in 1867) and the Samuel Rodma. . .
Termed the “The Cradle of Liberty,” Faneuil Hall was once, as the name suggests, not only a marketplace of foodstuffs, but ideas as well. Several monumental speeches were delivered here by such illustrious folks as Samuel Adams. Now, however, it's less a philosophical purlieu of mutinous scheming and more a stop-off for blistered tourists roaming the Freedom Trail. The food here is superb, though, and definitely worth sampling. Grab a bowl of clam chowder (or “chowdah” if you want to blend in with the locals) or something a bit more exotic like Indian saag paneer—or anything in between, for th. . .