Experience NewBridge on the Charles

Boston Area Attractions

NewBridge on the Charles, located in Dedham, Massachusetts, is approximately 20 miles south of Boston, offering convenient access to the city via highways and public transportation. Dedham is also a prime location for easy connections to shopping, sightseeing, and recreational activities. And for those who love the beauty of the ocean, Cape Cod is less than an hour away to the south.

Following is a sampling of area attractions:


  • Museum of Fine Arts   The MFA features the works of European masters, American heritage and contemporary art. (Free general admission)
  • Museum of Science   Over 600 exhibits, this museum is a learning experience for everyone. (Free general admission)
  • JFK Library and Museum   Interested in the Kennedys? This is a must see!
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum   Experience one of the world's most beautiful museums, with amazing architecture and surrounding gardens.
  • Institute of Contemporary Art   See the exhibits of cutting edge contemporary art.
  • Peabody Essex Museum   Go back into New England's historic past and explore the region's connections to the art and culture of Asia, Oceania, Africa, and more.
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History   You don't have to go far to see the world renowned Glass Flower exhibit that is housed at the HMNH.
  • Peabody Museum   Step back in time, way back, at one of the oldest museums in the world devoted to anthropology.
  • New England Sports Museum   You can't visit Boston and not see this amazing collection of artifacts and interactive exhibits.
  • Gibson House Museum   Experience the world of subdued Victorian opulence at this beautifully restored 19th-century residence.
  • USS Constitution Museum  Learn all about the amazing history of the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat.
  • MIT Museum   Check out all the high tech gadgetry that has made MIT famous, including the world's largest holograph exhibit.
  • Boston Children's Museum   Bring the whole family to one of America's top children's museums.
  • Paul Revere House   Visit the small wooden home from which silversmith Paul Revere departed for his legendary ride into history.
  • Old South Meeting House Museum   Stand on the spot where the Colonists launched the Boston Tea Party and spurred the American Revolution.
  • Old State House Museum   This is where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the people of Boston.
  • Old Sturbridge Village   Live and learn in America's past! OSV recreates a 1830s New England village.
  • The Harrison Otis House Museum   Step inside the elegant world of Boston's governing class after the Revolution.
  • Nichols House Museum   Get a glimpse of 19th- and early 20th-century life in a historic Beacon Hill townhouse.
  • Liberty Fleet Tall Ship Adventure   Take the wheel, set the sails, fire the cannon, throw tea in the harbor, feast on sumptuous fare, or just sit back and enjoy the sights and beauty of Boston Harbor and Islands.
  • Old North Church   View the steeple where two lanterns were hung, prompting Paul Revere's famous ride and the start of the Revolution.
  • House of the Seven Gables   Explore three centuries of architecture, maritime history, and the literary legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne in historic Salem, Mass.
  • Salem Witch Museum   Stage sets with life-size figures, lighting, and narration bring to life the hysteria of Salem's 1692 witch trials.
  • Jenney Grist Mill, Plymouth  At this working mill visitors step back in time as a costumed miller tells the story of the Pilgrim's journey, and struggle to survive.
  • Plimoth Plantation  This living history museum and recreated ship Mayflower II give you a glimpse into the life of New England's first European settlers.

Cape Cod

  • A Cape Cod guide to Beaches, golfing, trails, biking, nightlife, restaurants, lodging, accommodations and more
  • Sandwich Glass Museum   View more than 5,000 glass pieces created in Sandwich during the 19th and 20th centuries as well as glassblowing demonstrations.
  • Heritage Museum and Gardens   Enjoy acres of award-winning gardens, antique automobile and bicycle collections, carousel art, and much more.
  • Olde Barnstable Trolley Company   Take a fully narrated tour through historic Barnstable County. Your ticket includes narration and same day shuttle service. 
  • Cape Cod Canal Cruises   This two-hour sightseeing cruise includes live commentary about the history and sights including Mass Maritime Academy, the Bourne Bridge, Vertical-Lift Railroad Bridge, Aptucxet Trading Post and Gray Gables.
  • Cape Cod Rail Trail Bike Rental  The Rail Trail Bike Shop is your gateway to exploring Cape Cod the best way, on a bike!
  • Hyannisport Harbor Cruise   Live commentary offers you a wonderful way to get to know the local landmarks, popular beaches and other points of interest.
  • JFK Hyannis Museum   The Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod.
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History   There are two floors of exhibits that include the Cape's ongoing coastal changes, an aquarium, an osprey cam, and more.
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art   If you truly want to know the Cape, you can discover its heart and soul as envisioned by its artists at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum  The Museum brings to life the unique and turbulent nautical heritage of the Cape through exciting, family-friendly exhibits.

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*Note, Although many attractions are offered through smart destinations, there are a few that are not and therefore are not included in a Go Boston Card or have a special discount.
Smart Destinations may also have additional tours & attractions offered that are not listed.* 

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