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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  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour +
    232 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    114 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    80 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    69 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Paul Revere House +
    61 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    54 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    38 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

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

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Battleship Cove +
    35 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    35 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    35 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Worcester Art Museum +
    30 saves

    Worcester Art Museum

    Worcester

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    23 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame +
    23 saves

    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Springfield

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    22 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Naumkeag +
    22 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre +
    21 saves

    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

    Salem

  • Peabody Essex Museum +
    20 saves

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem

  • The Old Manse +
    19 saves

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Old South Meeting House +
    18 saves

    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

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