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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  • Hale Farm +
    11 saves

    Hale Farm

    Beverly

  • Sargent House Museum +
    11 saves

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

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

    Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property

    Essex

  • KALON FARM +
    10 saves

    KALON FARM

    Ashburnham

  • Plymouth 911 Memorial +
    10 saves

    Plymouth 911 Memorial

    Plymouth

  • The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture +
    10 saves

    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

  • Historical Fort Phoenix +
    9 saves

    Historical Fort Phoenix

    Fairhaven

  • White's Landing +
    9 saves

    White's Landing

    Brookfield

  • Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio +
    9 saves

    Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio

    Beverly

  • Marblehead Museum +
    8 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet +
    6 saves

    Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet

    Shelburne Falls

  • Plymouth Antiquarian Society +
    6 saves

    Plymouth Antiquarian Society

    Plymouth

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum +
    5 saves

    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Boston

  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
    5 saves

    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

    Princeton

  • FORT TABER - FORT RODMAN MILITARY MUSEUM +
    4 saves

    FORT TABER - FORT RODMAN MILITARY MUSEUM

    New Bedford

  • New Bedford Folk Festival +
    4 saves

    New Bedford Folk Festival

    New Bedford

  • William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps +
    4 saves

    William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

    Lexington

  • Jackson Homestead and Museum +
    3 saves

    Jackson Homestead and Museum

    Newton

  • Priscilla Beach Theatre +
    3 saves

    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

  • Sail When and If +
    3 saves

    Sail When and If

    Hyannis

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