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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  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park +
    25 saves

    New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford

  • Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property +
    23 saves

    Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

    Boston

  • The Emily Dickinson Museum +
    19 saves

    The Emily Dickinson Museum

    Amherst

  • Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts +
    18 saves

    Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Worcester

  • Ipswich Museum +
    18 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Long Hill +
    17 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate +
    16 saves

    Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

    Canton

  • Gedney House Museum +
    16 saves

    Gedney House Museum

    Salem

  • Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy +
    15 saves

    Church of the Presidents, United First Parish Church, Quincy

    Quincy

  • Appleton Farms +
    14 saves

    Appleton Farms

    Ipswich

  • Lexington Historical Society +
    14 saves

    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate +
    12 saves

    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Waltham

  • Willowdale Estate +
    12 saves

    Willowdale Estate

    Topsfield

  • Gore Place +
    11 saves

    Gore Place

    Waltham

  • Hale Farm +
    11 saves

    Hale Farm

    Beverly

  • Hedge House Museum +
    11 saves

    Hedge House Museum

    Plymouth

  • Sargent House Museum +
    11 saves

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley +
    11 saves

    Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley

    Shelburne Falls

  • Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property +
    11 saves

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

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

    Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property

    Essex

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