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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  • Freedom Trail, Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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


  • HyArts Cultural District +
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    HyArts Cultural District

    Hyannis, Ma.

  • White's Landing +
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    White's Landing


  • The Salem Night Tour +
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    The Salem Night Tour


  • The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture +
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    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture


  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum +
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    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum


  • Salem Day Tours +
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    Salem Day Tours


  • Parting Ways Cemetery +
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    Parting Ways Cemetery


  • Witch Dungeon Museum


    Reenactment of witch trial; dungeon tour. more

    + 62 saves
  • Witch History Museum


    Historically-accurate untold stories of 1692; live presentation and guided tour. more

    + 49 saves
  • Ye Olde Tavern Tours


    Ye Olde Tavern Tours offers historic tavern tours in Boston. You'll walk along the Freedom Trail and see historic sites... more

    + 48 saves
  • New England Pirate Museum


    Colonial seaport, pirate cave, and 60 life-size pirates including notorious captains Kidd and Blackbeard. more

    + 34 saves
  • Irish Heritage Trail


    Self-guided, three mile walking tour through Boston's downtown, North End, Beacon Hill and Back Bay; 20 public landmarks honor famous Irish... more

    + 18 saves
  • Salem Food Tours


    Guided food walking tours of historic Salem, Massachusetts. Guests enjoy samples at some of Salem's best restaurants and shops, while... more

    + 15 saves
  • Christmas in Salem


    Join us for the oldest holiday house tour in the country, each year, in the first weekend of December. Historic... more

    + 7 saves
  • Ward Reservation


    Trails link three major hills - Shrub, Boston, and Holt - and looking out from their summits you can see... more

    + 6 saves
  • Boston National Historical Park


    Explore historic Boston on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile walking trail stretching from the Boston Common to Bunker Hill in... more

    + 5 saves
  • Gloucester Maritime Trail


    Four self-guided trails through America's first seaport. Call for map or pick one up at Stage Fort Park Information Center. more

    + 5 saves
  • John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor


    Industrial Revolution Heritage Trail; canal boat rides; and hiking. more

    + 5 saves
  • Tyringham Cobble


    A geologic wonder, the Cobble was born from massive tectonic movements that shifted ancient strata, leaving an exposed underbelly of... more

    + 5 saves

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