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.

Check out the new virtual guide to Boston from FlipKey.

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

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


Video by Mark Kanegis

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  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour +
    1,511 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    739 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Paul Revere House +
    652 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    635 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Mohawk Trail +
    531 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    525 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    374 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    364 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    325 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    305 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    280 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    261 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • Harvard University +
    243 saves

    Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    218 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    215 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Naumkeag +
    184 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum +
    155 saves

    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • Old South Meeting House +
    145 saves

    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • CityView Trolleys +
    142 saves

    CityView Trolleys

    Boston

  • The Plimoth Grist Mill +
    140 saves

    The Plimoth Grist Mill

    Plymouth

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