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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  • Freedom Trail, Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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  • Fruitlands Museum +
    45 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Museum of African American History +
    43 saves

    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • MASS MoCA +
    40 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • Pilgrim Progress +
    38 saves

    Pilgrim Progress

    Plymouth

  • Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University +
    37 saves

    Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Boston

  • CityView Trolleys +
    35 saves

    CityView Trolleys

    Boston

  • Lexington Battle Green Guides +
    35 saves

    Lexington Battle Green Guides

    Lexington

  • Notchview Reservation +
    33 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island +
    29 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island

    Boston

  • Historic Deerfield +
    29 saves

    Historic Deerfield

    Deerfield

  • The Old Manse +
    28 saves

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum +
    28 saves

    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • Grafton Country Store +
    24 saves

    Grafton Country Store

    Grafton

  • Cambridge Historical Tours +
    21 saves

    Cambridge Historical Tours

    Cambridge

  • Hancock Cemetery, Quincy +
    20 saves

    Hancock Cemetery, Quincy

    Quincy

  • Salem Old Town Hall +
    20 saves

    Salem Old Town Hall

    Salem

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    19 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Liberty Ride +
    19 saves

    Liberty Ride

    Lexington

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

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
    18 saves

    Brooks Woodland Preserve

    Petersham

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