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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  • The Stone House Museum +
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    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

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

    Yarmouth Port

  • Yiddish Book Center +
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    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage +
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    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
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    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst +
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    College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

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

    Petersham

  • Gropius House +
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    Gropius House

    Lincoln

  • L. S. Starrett Museum +
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    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • Lexington Historical Society +
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    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • Millers River Environmental Center +
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    Millers River Environmental Center

    Athol

  • My Art Boston +
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    My Art Boston

    Jamaica Plain

  • Salem Time Machine 3D +
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    Salem Time Machine 3D

    Salem

  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

    Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum. Our mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve... more

    + 22 saves
  • Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

    The famous Plymouth Rock is located on the waterfront in downtown Plymouth, near where Mayflower II is anchored today. However,... more

    + 20 saves
  • Go Boston Card

    Boston

    The Go Boston Card gets you into over 70 top Boston attractions and saves you up to 55% off the cost of... more

    + 15 saves
  • Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

    Concord

    Where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set the beloved classic, Little Women, in 1868. Tours, education programs, special events offered. Concord... more

    + 10 saves
  • Witch Dungeon Museum

    Salem

    Reenactment of witch trial; dungeon tour. more

    + 9 saves
  • Trinity Church in the City of Boston

    Boston

    Trinity Church is a masterpiece of American architecture. Dedicated in 1877, Trinity presented a bold, fresh new face and feeling for... more

    + 8 saves
  • Burial Hill

    Plymouth

    New England's oldest colonial cemetery containing 17th- through 19th-century graves of Pilgrims, their descendants and those immigrants who followed in... more

    + 6 saves

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