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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  • Codman Estate +
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    Codman Estate

    Lincoln

  • Gore Place +
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    Gore Place

    Waltham

  • Island Queen +
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    Island Queen

    Falmouth

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
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    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

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

    Boston

  • The Stone House Museum +
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    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Wakefield Estate +
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    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

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

    Yarmouth Port

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    Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet

    Shelburne Falls

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
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    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

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    Judith Klein Art Gallery

    New Bedford

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    KALON FARM

    Ashburnham

  • Lexington Historical Society +
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    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank +
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    Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

    More than 900 acres along original segments of April 19, 1775 Battle Road; North Bridge Visitor Center; Minute Man Visitor Center and 'Minuteman'... more

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  • Ye Olde Tavern Tours

    Boston

    Ye Olde Tavern Tours offers historic tavern tours in Boston. You'll walk along the Freedom Trail and see historic sites... more

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  • Boston Pizza Tours

    Boston

    Boston Pizza Tours offers unique walking tours, exploring Boston's most historic neighborhoods. Along the way enjoy slices from THREE different... more

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  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

    Brookline

    Kennedy NHS preserves the birthplace and boyhood home of the 35th president of the United States. Kennedy spent his formative... more

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  • Longfellow National Historic Site

    Cambridge

    General George Washington's Continental Army headquarters, 1775-1776; home of poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1837-1882; gathering place for prominent... more

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  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site

    Springfield

    Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates and preserves the history of our Nations first armory, established in 1794. Managed together with... more

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