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.

Check out the new virtual guide to Boston from FlipKey.

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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    Plimoth Plantation

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    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

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    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

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    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

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    Pilgrim Progress

    Plymouth

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    Burial Hill

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    Pilgrim Hall Museum

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  • First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours +
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    First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours

    Plymouth

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    Jenney Museum - Historic Tours of Plymouth

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  • 1749 Spooner House

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    1749 house occupied by five generations of Spooner family; furnished entirely with family heirlooms. Open Thurs & Fri, 2-6pm; Sat 10... more

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    Plymouth

    The 1809 Hedge House, built and lived in by Mayflower descendants, features unusual octagonal rooms and meticulously restored interiors. Guided tours... more

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  • Parting Ways

    Plymouth

    Former New Guinea Setlement and the Parting Ways Cemetery is a State and National Hisotric Landmark in Plymouth,MA off... more

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