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 +
    1,241 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    942 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    820 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    599 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    529 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Paul Revere House +
    522 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Mohawk Trail +
    450 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    426 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    348 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    329 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    292 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    263 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Plymouth Rock +
    256 saves

    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    255 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Royalston Falls +
    236 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    230 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Battleship Cove +
    222 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    215 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    205 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • Harvard University +
    201 saves

    Harvard University

    Cambridge

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