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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    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • Maritime Gloucester +
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    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • Mattapoisett Historical Society +
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    Mattapoisett Historical Society

    Mattapoisett

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum +
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    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Boston

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    Millers River Environmental Center

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  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
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    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

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  • Museum of African American History +
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    Museum of African American History

    Boston

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    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

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    Museum of Russian Icons

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  • My Art Boston +
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    My Art Boston

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  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame +
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    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Springfield

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

    Mansfield

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    Naumkeag

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  • New Bedford Whaling Museum +
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    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford

  • Nichols House Museum +
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    Nichols House Museum

    Boston

  • The Old Manse +
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    The Old Manse

    Concord

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    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

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    Old State House

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
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    Old Sturbridge Village

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  • Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property +
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    Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Boston

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