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.


Video by Mark Kanegis

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