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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  • Fruitlands Museum +
    45 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Peabody Essex Museum +
    44 saves

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem

  • Museum of African American History +
    43 saves

    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum +
    42 saves

    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford

  • USS Salem CA139, United States Naval Shipbilding Museum +
    32 saves

    USS Salem CA139, United States Naval Shipbilding Museum

    Quincy

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island +
    29 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island

    Boston

  • Historic Deerfield +
    29 saves

    Historic Deerfield

    Deerfield

  • The Old Manse +
    28 saves

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum +
    28 saves

    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • Higgins Armory Museum +
    25 saves

    Higgins Armory Museum

    Worcester

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    24 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University +
    23 saves

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • Burial Hill +
    22 saves

    Burial Hill

    Plymouth

  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum +
    22 saves

    Cape Cod Maritime Museum

    Hyannis

  • Museum of Russian Icons +
    20 saves

    Museum of Russian Icons

    Clinton

  • Salem Old Town Hall +
    20 saves

    Salem Old Town Hall

    Salem

  • Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc. +
    18 saves

    Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc.

    Shelburne Falls

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    17 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Springfield Museums +
    17 saves

    Springfield Museums

    Springfield

  • Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum +
    16 saves

    Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Adams

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