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.


Video by Mark Kanegis

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    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

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  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
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    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Salem Witch Museum +
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    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

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    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Paul Revere House +
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    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
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    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • Plymouth Rock +
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    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
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    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
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    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Battleship Cove +
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    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History +
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    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Adams National Historical Park +
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    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

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    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Salem Museum +
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    Salem Museum

    Salem

  • Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre +
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    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

    Salem

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    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

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    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

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    The Plimoth Grist Mill

    Plymouth

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

    Lenox

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    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford

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