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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  • Gedney House Museum +
    3 saves

    Gedney House Museum

    Salem

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    29 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • Gore Place +
    2 saves

    Gore Place

    Waltham

  • Grafton Country Store +
    15 saves

    Grafton Country Store

    Grafton

  • Gropius House +
    0 saves

    Gropius House

    Lincoln

  • Hale Farm +
    3 saves

    Hale Farm

    Beverly

  • Hancock Cemetery, Quincy +
    10 saves

    Hancock Cemetery, Quincy

    Quincy

  • Harwich Antique Center +
    4 saves

    Harwich Antique Center

    West Harwich

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    34 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Higgins Armory Museum +
    17 saves

    Higgins Armory Museum

    Worcester

  • Historic Deerfield +
    6 saves

    Historic Deerfield

    Deerfield

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    37 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Ipswich Museum +
    3 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Island Queen +
    2 saves

    Island Queen

    Falmouth

  • Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property +
    3 saves

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Judith Klein Art Gallery +
    0 saves

    Judith Klein Art Gallery

    New Bedford

  • KALON FARM +
    0 saves

    KALON FARM

    Ashburnham

  • L. S. Starrett Museum +
    0 saves

    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet +
    1 saves

    Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet

    Shelburne Falls

  • Lexington Battle Green Guides +
    12 saves

    Lexington Battle Green Guides

    Lexington

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