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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  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    124 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History +
    122 saves

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Naumkeag +
    118 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    111 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    100 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Salem Museum +
    94 saves

    Salem Museum

    Salem

  • Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre +
    90 saves

    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

    Salem

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

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Nauset Light +
    84 saves

    Nauset Light

    Eastham

  • Old South Meeting House +
    83 saves

    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame +
    79 saves

    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Springfield

  • The Plimoth Grist Mill +
    73 saves

    The Plimoth Grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • Cape Kayaking +
    69 saves

    Cape Kayaking

    Eatham

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum +
    69 saves

    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford

  • CityView Trolleys +
    68 saves

    CityView Trolleys

    Boston

  • Peabody Essex Museum +
    66 saves

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem

  • Cape Cod (Highland) Light +
    64 saves

    Cape Cod (Highland) Light

    Truro

  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum +
    64 saves

    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    61 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Lexington Battle Green Guides +
    59 saves

    Lexington Battle Green Guides

    Lexington

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