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.

  • Freedom Trail, Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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  • Notchview Reservation +
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    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Museum of African American History +
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    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • Museum of Russian Icons +
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    Museum of Russian Icons

    Clinton

  • USS Salem CA139, United States Naval Shipbilding Museum +
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    USS Salem CA139, United States Naval Shipbilding Museum

    Quincy

  • Lexington Battle Green Guides +
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    Lexington Battle Green Guides

    Lexington

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    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Royalston Falls +
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    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island +
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    Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island

    Boston

  • Hancock Cemetery, Quincy +
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    Hancock Cemetery, Quincy

    Quincy

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University +
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    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • Salem Old Town Hall +
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    Salem Old Town Hall

    Salem

  • Cape Ann Foodie Tours +
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    Cape Ann Foodie Tours

    Gloucester

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    Cape Cod Sailing Excursions and...

    Hyannis

  • The Fall River Historical Society +
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    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

  • Liberty Ride +
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    Liberty Ride

    Lexington

  • American Textile History Museum +
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    American Textile History Museum

    Lowell

  • A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art +
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    A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

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    CityView Trolleys

    Boston

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    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

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    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

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