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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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 +
    684 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    479 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    398 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    314 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    290 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Mohawk Trail +
    275 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Paul Revere House +
    268 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    220 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    190 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    188 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    160 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    159 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    130 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Battleship Cove +
    121 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    118 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    105 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    104 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • Royalston Falls +
    100 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Harvard University +
    94 saves

    Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • Plymouth Rock +
    93 saves

    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

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