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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    Beverly Historical Society and Museum

    Beverly

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    HyArts Cultural District

    Hyannis, Ma.

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    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

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    The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

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    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

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    New Bedford

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    The Hahvahd Tour

    Cambridge

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    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

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    Whaling City Expeditions

    New Bedford

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    Codman Estate Carriage House

    Lincoln

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    Gropius House

    Lincoln

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    Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum

    Harwich

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    Historical Fort Phoenix

    Fairhaven

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    Mattapoisett Historical Society

    Mattapoisett

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    MIFA Victory Theatre

    Holyoke

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    Parting Ways Cemetery

    Kingston

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    Sail When and If

    Hyannis

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    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

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    Sawmill River Arts Gallery

    Montague Center

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