Beaches & Sightseeing
Several pristine New England beaches are within a short walk or drive from Miramar. You may also enjoy local wharves, busied with commercial fishermen and recreational boaters. Summer or winter, the ocean remains majestic in its beauty.
We’ve put together a list of local attractions in Duxbury, and the surrounding towns, Marshfield and Plymouth with links to their websites and locations on Google Maps. Historic downtown Plymouth offers a nice mix of history, scenery, shops and restaurants. We recommend calling ahead, or visiting the websites https://miramarretreat.org/ to learn more.
Bradford House Museum (Duxbury Rural & Historical Society Website)
931 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 Directions
Contemplate the tumultuous 19th century through the experiences of the Bradford daughters. Family-friendly activities and introductory video available. Sarah Hickling Bradford supervised the initial construction stages of this Federal-style home while her husband, Capt. Gershom Bradford, was held captive by the French. This dramatic beginning was the start of a lively and full household in which the Bradfords raised their young children and maintained an extended family.
King Caesar House (Duxbury Rural & Historical Society Website)
120 King Caesar Road, Duxbury MA 02332 Directions
Guide-led experience through the home of Ezra Weston, Duxbury’s largest shipbuilder, furnished with antiques and maritime treasures exemplifying Duxbury’s shipbuilding era. Stroll the grounds, including the remnants of the wharf, now called Bumpus Park.
Myles Standish Monument State Reservation
Crescent Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 Directions
A state-owned historic preserve and public recreation. The focus of the state park is a 116-foot granite shaft topped by a statue of Captain Myles Standish, the first military leader of Plymouth
Island Creek Oyster Farm
457 Washington Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 Directions
An historic 11-acre aquaculture farm. Experience the process of farming oysters directly at the source. Walk the halls of the hatchery and see the process of growing oysters first-hand.
Duxbury Beach Park
260 Gurnet Road, Duxbury, MA 02332 Directions
Beachside bathhouse with Blakeman’s (a casual seafood shack), a snack bar, ice cream & showers.
The Myles Standish Burial Ground
Chestnut Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 Directions
Also known as Old Burying Ground or Standish Cemetery this land is, according to the American Cemetery Association, the oldest maintained cemetery in the United States.
The Art Complex Museum
189 Alden Street, Duxbury MA 02332 Directions
The Art Complex Museum, located in the historic town of Duxbury, Massachusetts serves as a regional art center and houses the impressive collection of the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser family.
The museum offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions, lectures, concerts, classes, education programs, demonstrations, and tea ceremonies fulfilling the founders vision that their family’s many interests be shared with the community. This unique venue truly offers visitors an inviting place for viewing and learning about art in an intimate and comfortable setting.
Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary
Winslow Cemetery Road, Marshfield, MA 02050 Directions
A sanctuary owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the largest conservation organization in New England.
Daniel Webster Estate and Heritage Center
238 Webster Street, Marshfield, MA 02050 Directions
This lovely estate named “Green Harbor” was the country home of the famous orator and statesman Daniel Webster until his death in 1852.
1699 Historic Winslow House
634 Careswell Street, Marshfield, MA 02050 Directions
The Isaac Winslow House, also known as the Winslow House Museum, is a mansion located in Marshfield, Massachusetts built around 1700. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Two Mile Farm
Union Street, Marshfield, MA 02050 Directions
Trails pass through a white pine woodland, tracking the toppled remains of old stone walls and former farm cart paths. Each trail slopes down to the marsh’s edge to afford a view of the grassy banks of the North River and the Stetson Meadows beyond. Follow the white trail markers on the outer loop for views of the river and a dramatic change in landscape when you enter a hemlock forest.
National Monument to the Forefathers
72 Allerton Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 Directions
This 81-foot-tall monument was commissioned by the Pilgrim Society. The original concept dates to around 1820, with actual planning beginning in 1850.
48 Summer Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 Directions
This museum features changing exhibits on local Pilgrim life & offers guided tours of Plymouth.
Leyden Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 Directions
Created in the early 1920s, the park covers the original garden plot that was granted to Elder William Brewster in 1620. Located in the park are a bronze statue, The Pilgrim Maidenby Henry Hudson Kitson (1922) and a stainless steel sculpture honoring Plymouth’s immigrant settlers from 1700 to 2000.
137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360 Directions
A living history museum founded in 1947, replicating the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by the English colonists who became known as the Pilgrims
Captain John Boats
Plymouth Town Wharf Directions
Journey to Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank, a marine sanctuary and one of the primary feeding grounds for Humpback Whales, Finback Whales, Pilot Whales, Minke Whales and the endangered Right Whales.
Nelson Memorial Park
Nelson Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 Directions
The newly renovated park is a popular destination for many Plymouth residents and visitors, with a “splash pad” area where kids can cool off on hot summer days (open Memorial Day-Labor Day).
Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 Directions
The oldest public museum in the United States in continuous operation, having opened in 1824.
Mayflower II – Plimoth Plantation Waterfront Exhibit
Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 Directions
A replica of the 17th-century ship Mayflower, celebrated for transporting the Pilgrims to the New World. The replica was built in Devon, England during 1955–1956, in a collaboration between Englishman Warwick Charlton and Plimoth Plantation, an American museum.
Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 Directions
The traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620.
Plymouth Cruises aboard Lobster Tales
Plymouth Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360 Directions
In addition to their fun-filled Pirate Cruises, Lobster Tales offers lobster excursions, ice cream cruises and wine tastings and sunset cruises!