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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Looking for a National Park in Massachusetts? visit nps.gov.

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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    Cape Ann Foodie Tours

    Gloucester

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    Hancock Cemetery, Quincy

    Quincy

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    Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Adams

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    Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

    Salem

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    First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours

    Plymouth

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    Harwich Antique Center

    West Harwich

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    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

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    New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford

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    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

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    Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

    Canton

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    Long Hill

    Beverly

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    Asa Waters Mansion

    Millbury

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    Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Worcester

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    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

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    Old South Church in Boston

    Boston

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    Pilgrim Memorial State Park

    Plymouth

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    Hale Farm

    Beverly

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    Appleton Farms

    Ipswich

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    Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy

    Quincy

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