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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  • Willowdale Estate +
    12 saves

    Willowdale Estate

    Topsfield

  • African Meeting House on Nantucket/The Museum of Afro-American History +
    11 saves

    African Meeting House on Nantucket/The Museum of Afro-American History

    Nantucket

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    11 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • The Plumbing Museum +
    11 saves

    The Plumbing Museum

    Watertown

  • Lexington Historical Society +
    10 saves

    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • Hedge House Museum +
    9 saves

    Hedge House Museum

    Plymouth

  • The Stone House Museum +
    9 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property +
    9 saves

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation +
    8 saves

    Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

    Boston

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

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

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

    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

  • Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest +
    6 saves

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • Marblehead Museum +
    6 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum +
    6 saves

    Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

  • Nantucket Whaling Museum +
    6 saves

    Nantucket Whaling Museum

    Nantucket

  • L. S. Starrett Museum +
    5 saves

    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture +
    5 saves

    National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    Mansfield

  • Plymouth Antiquarian Society +
    5 saves

    Plymouth Antiquarian Society

    Plymouth

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum +
    4 saves

    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Boston

  • Yiddish Book Center +
    4 saves

    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

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