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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Want to find more historical events across Massachusetts? Check out The History List.

  • Freedom Trail, Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

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

    Waltham

  • Marblehead Light +
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    Marblehead Light

    Marblehead

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    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
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    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • Maritime Gloucester +
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    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • MASS MoCA +
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    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

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

    Wellesley

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum +
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    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Boston

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    Millers River Environmental Center

    Athol

  • Mohawk Trail +
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    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

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    Monomoy Point Light

    Chatham

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

    Lenox

  • Museum of African American History +
    39 saves

    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage +
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    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

  • Museum of Russian Icons +
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    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

  • National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture +
    3 saves

    National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    Mansfield

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    70 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

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