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 +
    927 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    447 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    402 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Paul Revere House +
    379 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Mohawk Trail +
    354 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    316 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    256 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    223 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    212 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    171 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Harvard University +
    140 saves

    Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    138 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    133 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Naumkeag +
    124 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    117 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    107 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

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

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Old South Meeting House +
    86 saves

    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • The Plimoth Grist Mill +
    77 saves

    The Plimoth Grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • CityView Trolleys +
    75 saves

    CityView Trolleys

    Boston

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