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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  • Freedom Trail, Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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  • Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest +
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    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • Sargent House Museum +
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    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture +
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    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

  • Lexington Historical Society +
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    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • Marblehead Museum +
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    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture +
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    National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    Mansfield

  • Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation +
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    Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

    Boston

  • Plymouth 911 Memorial +
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    Plymouth 911 Memorial

    Plymouth

  • White's Landing +
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    White's Landing

    Brookfield

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    Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio

    Beverly

  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum +
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    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

  • L. S. Starrett Museum +
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    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet +
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    Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet

    Shelburne Falls

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum +
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    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Boston

  • New Bedford Folk Festival +
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    New Bedford Folk Festival

    New Bedford

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate +
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    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Waltham

  • Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property +
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    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property +
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    Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property

    Gloucester

  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum +
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    Beverly Historical Society and Museum

    Beverly

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    Plymouth Antiquarian Society

    Plymouth

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