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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  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    17 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Cape Kayaking +
    17 saves

    Cape Kayaking

    Eatham

  • Plimoth grist Mill +
    16 saves

    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch +
    15 saves

    Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

    Gloucester

  • Grafton Country Store +
    15 saves

    Grafton Country Store

    Grafton

  • Notchview Reservation +
    15 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Museum of African American History +
    14 saves

    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • Lexington Battle Green Guides +
    12 saves

    Lexington Battle Green Guides

    Lexington

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island +
    10 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island

    Boston

  • Hancock Cemetery, Quincy +
    10 saves

    Hancock Cemetery, Quincy

    Quincy

  • Salem Old Town Hall +
    10 saves

    Salem Old Town Hall

    Salem

  • Liberty Ride +
    8 saves

    Liberty Ride

    Lexington

  • Cape Ann Foodie Tours +
    7 saves

    Cape Ann Foodie Tours

    Gloucester

  • CityView Trolleys +
    7 saves

    CityView Trolleys

    Boston

  • Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum +
    7 saves

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum +
    7 saves

    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • ArtsBoston Booths +
    6 saves

    ArtsBoston Booths

    Boston

  • Asa Waters Mansion +
    6 saves

    Asa Waters Mansion

    Millbury

  • Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property +
    6 saves

    Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property

    Essex

  • Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate +
    6 saves

    Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

    Canton

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