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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    Cape Kayaking

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    Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

    Gloucester

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    51 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

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    A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

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    3 saves

    Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy

    Quincy

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    7 saves

    CityView Trolleys

    Boston

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    2 saves

    Codman Estate

    Lincoln

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    Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property

    Essex

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    College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

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    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

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    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

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    Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

    Canton

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    ENQ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

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    8 saves

    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

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    46 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

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    6 saves

    First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours

    Plymouth

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    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

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    224 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

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    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

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    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

    Salem

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