You can see, hear, feel, and sometimes even smell, the history throughout Massachusetts. Check out the very rock where the Pilgrims landed, and visit Plimoth Plantation to see what life was like in the 1600’s, before cell phones and reality TV. Walk the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston, where every step tells a story of the American Revolution. Hear the famous “shot heard round the world” on Lexington Green, where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. Get goose bumps sitting where giants in the abolitionist movement sat in the brilliantly restored African American Meeting House. Feel the hull of Old Ironsides, otherwise known as the USS Constitution. What did the 1830’s smell like? Apparently awesome, according to the bread they’re baking and the candles they’re dipping over at Old Sturbridge Village, one of the country’s oldest and largest living history museums.

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Looking for a National Park in Massachusetts? visit nps.gov.

Want to find more historical events across Massachusetts? Check out The History List.

  • Freedom Trail, Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour +
    1,048 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    780 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    687 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    511 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Paul Revere House +
    441 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    438 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Mohawk Trail +
    399 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    351 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    288 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    275 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    244 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    221 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    206 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Plymouth Rock +
    199 saves

    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    196 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Royalston Falls +
    194 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Battleship Cove +
    179 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    178 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    168 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • Harvard University +
    164 saves

    Harvard University

    Cambridge

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