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.

Check out the new virtual guide to Boston from FlipKey.

Looking for a National Park in Massachusetts? visit nps.gov.

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

Epic History: it's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

Get some Epic History ideas

  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour +
    557 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    378 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    301 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    241 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Paul Revere House +
    197 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    150 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • Battleship Cove +
    101 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    101 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    91 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    84 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Naumkeag +
    75 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    68 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

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

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame +
    59 saves

    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Springfield

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History +
    58 saves

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Plymouth Rock +
    55 saves

    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

  • Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre +
    52 saves

    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

    Salem

  • Plimoth grist Mill +
    48 saves

    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • Salem Museum +
    48 saves

    Salem Museum

    Salem

  • Old South Meeting House +
    47 saves

    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

Epic History: it's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

Get some Epic History ideas