The Pilgrims first settled in this area at Plymouth Rock on the coast of Massachusetts in 1620. They were English Dissenters that came from England on the Mayflower ship seeking new lands after separating from the Church of England back home. The Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest in this new world in 1621, thanks to the help of the Native American Wampanoags who taught them how to fish and grow food. As a result, the American holiday of Thanksgiving commemorates the hardships of these Pilgrims.
The region has an old-world charm to it with some of its early architecture and names of places inspired by Old England. The vintage grey or white homes made of clapboard, shingle, and stone still stand the tests of weather and time today.
Furthermore, New England is the home of the American patriots, not just that football team located in Foxboro Massachusetts…
The city of Boston, on the bay of Massachusetts, is the unofficial capital of New England, having early cultural and educational influences on the region. Boston was the hotbed for political dissension against the British Empire back in the late 1700s. The Boston Tea Party political protest in 1773 and its well-recognized protester cries of “No Taxation Without Representation” is an example.
This unrest inspired a greater, unified revolt by the original Thirteen Colonies against the British Empire, leading to the American Revolution, then a declaration of independence from the King of England in 1776, and ultimately, the creation of the United States of America.
Lets Tour New England
🍂New England is known for its gorgeous, colorful ombre of reds, oranges, and yellow foliage during the autumn months. Experience autumn in this classic American road trip adventure through quaint, picturesque New England towns located in Connecticut including:
- Gorgeous rolling hills of autumn leaves
- Farms, pumpkins, mums, apples, and vineyards
- Instagram famous shots
- Race car driving
- and…a Broadway star?
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🐳 New England is also known for its seashores reminiscent of fishing, whaling, and seafaring times. Come enjoy a whale of an adventure in Cape Cod while experiencing quintessential New England such as:
- Exploring Classic New England Sea Towns
- Up Close with the Humpback Whales
- Welcoming the Great White Sharks
- Seeing the Sand Dunes of Cape Cod National Seashore.
- Why Broadway and US$10 Bill Star Alexander Hamilton Cared About Lighthouses
- Dining on Lobster in Provincetown
- …and more!
And here’s a Top 100 Best Things to Do in Massachusetts by Jen Reviews