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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    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

    Got Pizza? Discover historic Boston slice by delicious slice! We're serving up Tasty, Fun & Educational walking tours, exploring Boston's... more

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    Concord

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    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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