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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  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum +
    28 saves

    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • Plimoth grist Mill +
    48 saves

    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    241 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • The Plumbing Museum +
    6 saves

    The Plumbing Museum

    Watertown

  • Plymouth Rock +
    55 saves

    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum +
    6 saves

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

  • Salem Museum +
    48 saves

    Salem Museum

    Salem

  • Salem Old Town Hall +
    20 saves

    Salem Old Town Hall

    Salem

  • Salem Time Machine 3D +
    9 saves

    Salem Time Machine 3D

    Salem

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    301 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc. +
    18 saves

    Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc.

    Shelburne Falls

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

    The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

  • Springfield Museums +
    17 saves

    Springfield Museums

    Springfield

  • The Stone House Museum +
    5 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum +
    16 saves

    Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Adams

  • USS Salem CA139, United States Naval Shipbilding Museum +
    32 saves

    USS Salem CA139, United States Naval Shipbilding Museum

    Quincy

  • The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture +
    5 saves

    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

  • Willowdale Estate +
    7 saves

    Willowdale Estate

    Topsfield

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

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    24 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

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