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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  • Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc. +
    5 saves

    Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc.

    Shelburne Falls

  • The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture +
    5 saves

    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

  • Willowdale Estate +
    5 saves

    Willowdale Estate

    Topsfield

  • Blanchard's Colonial Tavern +
    4 saves

    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Avon

  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum +
    4 saves

    Cape Cod Maritime Museum

    Hyannis

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

    Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy

    Quincy

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

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Phillips House Museum +
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    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

  • The Plumbing Museum +
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    The Plumbing Museum

    Watertown

  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum +
    4 saves

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
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    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Gedney House Museum +
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    Gedney House Museum

    Salem

  • Ipswich Museum +
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    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Island Queen +
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    Island Queen

    Falmouth

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
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    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum +
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    Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Adams

  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum +
    2 saves

    Beverly Historical Society and Museum

    Beverly

  • Codman Estate +
    2 saves

    Codman Estate

    Lincoln

  • Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property +
    2 saves

    Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Boston

  • The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library +
    2 saves

    The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

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