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.

  • Freedom Trail, Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour +
    232 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Mohawk Trail +
    118 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    87 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Paul Revere House +
    61 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    59 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    55 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    52 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    49 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

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

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    35 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    31 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • Boston's Best Cruises +
    26 saves

    Boston's Best Cruises

    Boston

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    23 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    22 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • MASS MoCA +
    22 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • Naumkeag +
    22 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • The Old Manse +
    19 saves

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Old South Meeting House +
    18 saves

    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • Pilgrim Progress +
    18 saves

    Pilgrim Progress

    Plymouth

  • Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University +
    17 saves

    Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Boston

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