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Pilgrim Hall Museum, America's Oldest Operating Museum
Pilgrim Hall Museum, America's Oldest Operating Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Plymouth, MA
Museum in Plymouth, MA USA

America’s Museum of Pilgrim Possessions Pilgrim Hall Museum, built in 1824, offers a chance to touch an authentic piece of Plymouth Rock! View actual 17th century Pilgrim possessions, including William Bradford’s Bible, Peregrine White’s cradle and Myles Standish’s sword.


Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Massachusetts
Museum in Stockbridge, MA USA

Open year round on 36 scenic acres, Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell.

Alden House Historic Site
Alden House Historic Site things to do on a rainy day in Plymouth, MA
Museum in Duxbury, MA USA

Explores Mayflower Passengers John & Priscilla Alden Part of the land grant given to Mayflower Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden in 1627 and home to generations of Alden descendants, Alden House Historic Site explores one of America's founding stories. Tour the historic Alden House c.

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center things to do on a rainy day in Cape Cod, MA
Museum in Chatham, MA USA

Marine Radio Museum & Education Center -- including wireless Located across Rt. 28 from Ryders Cove, the museum of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center welcomes visitors of all ages to learn the rich history of wireless communications here on Cape Cod.

French Cable Station Museum
French Cable Station Museum things to do on a rainy day in Cape Cod, MA
Museum in Orleans, MA USA

A collection of old Marine Telegraph Equipment. The station closed in 1959 and reopened as a museum in 1972. Most of the equipment remains in the building and some can be demonstrated. Tours generally have a section for the history of the Transatlantic Cable and the Station.


Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens things to do on a rainy day in Cape Cod, MA
Museum in Cape Cod, MA USA

One hundred acres of gardens, exhibits & family fun. Heritage Museums & Gardens--the largest public garden in Southern New England--offers a multi-generational experience of exploration, discovery, learning, and fun.

Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House things to do on a rainy day in Massachusetts
Museum in Monson, MA USA

The house is decorated for the season. Delicious refreshments. Sing-a-long with Gay Paluch at the piano.

Keep Homestead Museum
Keep Homestead Museum things to do on a rainy day in Massachusetts
Museum in Monson, MA USA

Open houses 1st Sunday of month, 1:00-3:30pm, Aprl -December The Keep Homestead Museum is a small, volunteer-run museum in Western Mass. It is a house museum with all the belongings and collections of the Keep family that lived here for over 150 years. There is a button collection - one of the largest in the US.

New Bedford Museum of Glass
New Bedford Museum of Glass things to do on a rainy day in Massachusetts
Museum in New Bedford, MA USA

Glass museum The Museum of Glass housed in historic New Bedford Mass., features glass from Pairpoint to Tiffany. Our 3000 sq. ft. gallery is one of the hidden gems of Massachusetts. From Whale Oil Lamps to Paperweights to Vases to Modernism.


Open House
Open House things to do on a rainy day in Massachusetts
Museum in Monson, MA USA

Tour the museum and marvel at the items collected by the Keep family who lived there for over 150 years.

Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth Plantation
Museum in Plymouth, MA USA

Plymouth as it was in the 17th Century! Plimoth Plantation provides an engaging and experiential outdoor and indoor learning environment on its main campus and at the State Pier on Plymouth’s waterfront.

The Discovery Museums
The Discovery Museums things to do on a rainy day in Cambridge, MA
Museum in Acton, MA USA

Children's museum and science museum in one! For more than 20 years, The Discovery Museums has been a leader in quality educational programs and innovative learning for children and adults.

USS Constititution Museum
USS Constititution Museum things to do on a rainy day in Boston, MA
Museum in Charlestown, MA USA

Preserving and sharing the stories of "Old Ironsides." Celebrating its 40th year, USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and those associated with her.

Wampanoag World: Patuxet to Plymouth
Wampanoag World: Patuxet to Plymouth things to do on a rainy day in Plymouth, MA
Museum in Plymouth, MA USA

2019 Exhibit at Pilgrim Hall Museum

Fun and Games at Sea
Fun and Games at Sea things to do on a rainy day in Boston, MA
Museum in Charlestown, MA USA

Play Games, Have Fun!

In the Yard:  Rosies Invade the Charlestown Navy Yard
In the Yard: Rosies Invade the Charlestown Navy Yard things to do on a rainy day in Boston, MA
Museum in Charlestown, MA USA

Celebrate the Women that worked in the Navy Yard! Join Boston National Historical Park for a two-day extravaganza celebrating the role of women workers at the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Centennial of the National Park Service! Thousands of women worked in the Navy Yard during World War II.

Museum of Science
Museum of Science things to do on a rainy day in Boston, MA
Museum in Boston, MA USA

Notice of Temporary Closing: In a preemptive measure to protect visitors, staff, volunteers and our animals from the rapidly evolving exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), The Museum of Science has temporarily closed to the public and suspended all public programming.

Salem Witch Village
Salem Witch Village things to do on a rainy day in Cambridge, MA
Museum in Salem, MA USA

15 minute tour on the History of Witchcraft


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