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 +
    472 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    314 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    242 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    210 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    198 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Mohawk Trail +
    190 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Paul Revere House +
    160 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    151 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    140 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    128 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    113 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    107 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • Battleship Cove +
    92 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    85 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    76 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    75 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    72 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • Naumkeag +
    66 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Royalston Falls +
    62 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    60 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

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