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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    The Salem Night Tour

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    Gropius House

    Lincoln

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    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

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    Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet

    Shelburne Falls

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    Plymouth Antiquarian Society

    Plymouth

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    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

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    National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

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    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

    Princeton

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    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Boston

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    William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

    Lexington

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    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

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    FORT TABER - FORT RODMAN MILITARY MUSEUM

    New Bedford

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    New Bedford Folk Festival

    New Bedford

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    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

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    Sail When and If

    Hyannis

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    Alden House Historic Site

    Duxbury

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    Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

    Boston

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    The Gibson House Museum

    Boston

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    Jackson Homestead and Museum

    Newton

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    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

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