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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  • Lexington Historical Society +
    0 saves

    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
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    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Liberty Ride +
    8 saves

    Liberty Ride

    Lexington

  • Long Hill +
    6 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum +
    7 saves

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property +
    4 saves

    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    3 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • MASS MoCA +
    22 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank +
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    Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Millers River Environmental Center +
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    Millers River Environmental Center

    Athol

  • Mohawk Trail +
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    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    36 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Museum of African American History +
    14 saves

    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage +
    1 saves

    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

  • Museum of Russian Icons +
    13 saves

    Museum of Russian Icons

    Clinton

  • My Art Boston +
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    My Art Boston

    Jamaica Plain

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame +
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    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Springfield

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    3 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

  • Naumkeag +
    22 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Nauset Light +
    15 saves

    Nauset Light

    Eastham

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