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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    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

  • Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property +
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    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property +
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    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

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    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

  • American Textile History Museum +
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    American Textile History Museum

    Lowell

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    A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

  • Jenney House Museum - Historic Tours of Plymouth +
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    Jenney House Museum - Historic Tours of Plymouth

    Plymouth

  • Nichols House Museum +
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    Nichols House Museum

    Boston

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    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

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    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

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    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

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    Willowdale Estate

    Topsfield

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    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Avon

  • Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy +
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    Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy

    Quincy

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    The Plumbing Museum

    Watertown

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    Salem Time Machine 3D

    Salem

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    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

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    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

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    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

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    Gedney House Museum

    Salem

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