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 +
    896 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    657 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    552 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    430 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    384 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Paul Revere House +
    360 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Mohawk Trail +
    338 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    303 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    249 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    245 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    211 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    205 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    173 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Royalston Falls +
    165 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    161 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Battleship Cove +
    158 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    154 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Plymouth Rock +
    153 saves

    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

  • Harvard University +
    133 saves

    Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    131 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

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