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 +
    60 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • American Textile History Museum +
    10 saves

    American Textile History Museum

    Lowell

  • Battleship Cove +
    94 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum +
    2 saves

    Beverly Historical Society and Museum

    Beverly

  • Blanchard's Colonial Tavern +
    5 saves

    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Avon

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island +
    26 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island

    Boston

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    330 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Burial Hill +
    16 saves

    Burial Hill

    Plymouth

  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum +
    21 saves

    Cape Cod Maritime Museum

    Hyannis

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

    A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

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

    Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy

    Quincy

  • Codman Estate Carriage House +
    0 saves

    Codman Estate Carriage House

    Lincoln

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    77 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    16 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • The Fall River Historical Society +
    11 saves

    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

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

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour +
    500 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    40 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre +
    46 saves

    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

    Salem

  • Gedney House Museum +
    4 saves

    Gedney House Museum

    Salem

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