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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  • New Bedford Whaling Museum +
    16 saves

    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford

  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park +
    5 saves

    New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford

  • Nichols House Museum +
    5 saves

    Nichols House Museum

    Boston

  • Notchview Reservation +
    15 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    1 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • The Old Manse +
    20 saves

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Old South Meeting House +
    19 saves

    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    59 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    62 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property +
    2 saves

    Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Boston

  • Paul Revere House +
    65 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Peabody Essex Museum +
    21 saves

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University +
    10 saves

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • Phillips House Museum +
    4 saves

    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum +
    5 saves

    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum +
    7 saves

    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • Pilgrim Progress +
    18 saves

    Pilgrim Progress

    Plymouth

  • Plimoth grist Mill +
    16 saves

    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    84 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • The Plumbing Museum +
    4 saves

    The Plumbing Museum

    Watertown

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