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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Want to find more historical events across Massachusetts? Check out The History List.

  • Freedom Trail, Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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  • Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property +
    9 saves

    Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property

    Gloucester

  • The Stone House Museum +
    9 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Hedge House Museum +
    8 saves

    Hedge House Museum

    Plymouth

  • Lexington Historical Society +
    8 saves

    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    7 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum +
    7 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

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

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

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

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

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

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

    Boston

  • Marblehead Museum +
    5 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • 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

  • L. S. Starrett Museum +
    4 saves

    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum +
    4 saves

    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Boston

  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum +
    3 saves

    Beverly Historical Society and Museum

    Beverly

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

    The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

  • Yiddish Book Center +
    3 saves

    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage +
    2 saves

    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

  • Codman Estate Carriage House +
    1 saves

    Codman Estate Carriage House

    Lincoln

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