#39 best destination in the world

Freedom Trail

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  • 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States.
  • Stops along the trail include explanatory ground markers, graveyards, notable churches and buildings, and a historic naval frigate.
  • Other stops include the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, and the Paul Revere House.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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  • Art museum in Boston, Massachusetts, which houses significant examples of European, Asian, and American art
  • In 1990, thirteen of the museum’s works were stolen; the crime remains unsolved and the works, valued at an estimated $500 million, have not been recovered
  • A $10 million reward for information leading to the art’s recovery remains in place

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Art museum in Boston, founded in 1870, and the 20th-largest art museum in the world, measured by public gallery area
  • It contains 8,161 paintings and more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas

Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich

  • Located in Sandwich, the public garden, with its nationally significant collection of rhododendrons hybridized by Charles Dexter, and over 1,000 varieties of daylilies and extensive hosta collection, is complemented by three gallery buildings containing a world-class collection of American automobiles, American folk art and a working 1919 carousel and rare carousel figures
  • The museum’s grounds were once the estate of noted rhododendron hybridizer Charles O. Dexter, where between 1921 and 1943 Dexter developed between 5,000 and 10,000 seedlings annually, and he planted many on the site

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge

  • Museum affiliated with Harvard University in Cambridge, founded in 1866
  • The Peabody Museum is one of the oldest and largest museums focusing on anthropological material, with particular focus on the ethnography and archaeology of the Americas
  • The museum is caretaker to over 1.2 million objects, 2,000 maps and site plans, and approximately 500,000 photographs
  • The museum is one of the four Harvard Museums of Science and Culture open to the public

Six Flags New England, Agawam

  • Amusement park located in Agawam, opened in the late 19th century, it is the oldest amusement park in the Six Flags chain
  • The park is home to many rides and attractions, including two World Class Roller Coasters: Wicked Cyclone and Superman: The Ride

Bunker Hill Monument, Boston

  • Monument erected at the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill in Boston, which was among the first major battles between the Red Coats and Patriots in the American Revolutionary War
  • The 221 foot granite obelisk was erected between 1825 and 1843 in Charlestown, Massachusetts
  • An exhibit lodge built near the base of the monument in the late 19th century houses a statue of fallen hero Dr. Joseph Warren