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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Looking for a National Park in Massachusetts? visit nps.gov.

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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  • Adams National Historical Park +
    117 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

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

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

    Nantucket

  • American Textile History Museum +
    19 saves

    American Textile History Museum

    Lowell

  • Battleship Cove +
    160 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

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

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

    Gloucester

  • Beverly Historical Society +
    0 saves

    Beverly Historical Society

    Beverly

  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum +
    3 saves

    Beverly Historical Society and Museum

    Beverly

  • Blanchard's Colonial Tavern +
    11 saves

    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Avon

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    684 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Burial Hill +
    57 saves

    Burial Hill

    Plymouth

  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum +
    41 saves

    Cape Cod Maritime Museum

    Hyannis

  • A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art +
    13 saves

    A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

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

    Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy

    Quincy

  • Codman Estate Carriage House +
    1 saves

    Codman Estate Carriage House

    Lincoln

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    171 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds +
    0 saves

    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Newton

  • The Emily Dickinson Museum +
    13 saves

    The Emily Dickinson Museum

    Amherst

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    40 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Fairhaven Academy Museum +
    0 saves

    Fairhaven Academy Museum

    Fairhaven

  • The Fall River Historical Society +
    13 saves

    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

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