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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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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  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour +
    729 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    337 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    307 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Paul Revere House +
    288 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Mohawk Trail +
    281 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    236 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    201 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    170 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    166 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    126 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    111 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • Harvard University +
    104 saves

    Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • Naumkeag +
    95 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    94 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    90 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    77 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

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

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Old South Meeting House +
    68 saves

    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • Plimoth grist Mill +
    60 saves

    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • Cape Kayaking +
    58 saves

    Cape Kayaking

    Eatham

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