Map Massachusetts

 Map Massachusetts

Flag of Massachusetts The official flag of Massachusetts was adopted on 21 March 1971. The background is white and there is a blue seal in the center of the flag.

About the Massachusetts Map: This small northeastern US state is bordered by the Atlantic, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. This detailed map of Massachusetts (Bay State) shows Boston, the capital city, and many important historical attractions, such as - the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the John F. Kennedy Library. Map notes for forests, airports and points of interest.

Introduction to the State of Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is located in the New England region of the northeastern part of the United States. It is the seventh smallest state and the third most populous state in the country. It has New York to the west, Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, and Vermont and New Hampshire to the north. To its east is the Atlantic Ocean.

History of Massachusetts
Massachusetts has a rich history. The pilgrims first arrived here in 1620, and it became the second longest British colony in North America. It is the site of the notorious Salem witch trials of the 17th century. Massachusetts is also famous for the Boston Tea Party and its important role in the American Revolution. It became the sixth state of the United States when it joined the Union on 6 February 1788. In the 19th century it emerged as a leader of the Industrial Revolution and an avid supporter of the Alliance in Civil War.

Geography of Massachusetts
Massachusetts is divided into several special regions. It has the Berkshire Mountains and the Connecticut River Valley to the west, and many rural hill towns in its central part. Its eastern part includes the Greater Boston metropolitan area and sandy beaches of Cape Cod, while islands such as Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard lie off its southeast coast.

Massachusetts has a temperate climate. January is the coldest month while July is the hottest.

Despite its small size, Massachusetts has a lot to offer tourists. Some of the most popular tourist attractions include:
Boston: The state capital city boasts a variety of popular tourist attractions including Fenway Park, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Public Park, Freedom Trail, North End , The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, and the Boston Tea Party Museum & Train, name a few.

Martha's Vineyard: Some of the popular tourist attractions include Joseph Sylvia State Beach, Oak Bluffs Campground, Martha's Vineyard Cinema Center, Aquinnah Cliff, Chappaquiddick and Edgartown Lighthouse.

Salem: Back to history when you go to Salem. Don't miss the Salem Witch Walk, Bewitched in Salem, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Witch Challenge Monument, and the Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

Plymouth: Learn about the history of the pilgrims in this beautiful city. Visit the National Monument of the Ancestors, Mayflower II, Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Plimoth Grist Factory, Plymouth Rock, and Plimoth Plantation.

Cambridge: Home to two of the world's most famous universities - Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),. Popular tourist attractions of the city include Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Longfellow House Washington National Historical Site Longfellow House Washington Headquarters, Charles River Bike Trail and Peabody Museum.

Nantucket: When in Nantucket, don't forget to visit Whale Museum, Great Point Light, beaches like Surfside Beach and Madaket Beach, Nantucket Dam & Lifesaving Museum, and Coskata Wildlife Sanctuary- Coatue.

Other important places to attract tourists are:
1. Monomoy National Wildlife Sanctuary: Located in Chatham, this is a bird's paradise.

2. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: If you are a basketball lover, you can not ignore the museum named James Naismith, the inventor of this game. It is located in Springfield.