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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  • Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet +
    3 saves

    Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet

    Shelburne Falls

  • Lexington Battle Green Guides +
    35 saves

    Lexington Battle Green Guides

    Lexington

  • Lexington Historical Society +
    2 saves

    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    45 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Liberty Ride +
    19 saves

    Liberty Ride

    Lexington

  • Long Hill +
    10 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum +
    19 saves

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Marblehead Museum +
    0 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Maritime Gloucester +
    4 saves

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • MASS MoCA +
    39 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank +
    5 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum +
    2 saves

    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Boston

  • MIFA Victory Theatre +
    0 saves

    MIFA Victory Theatre

    Holyoke

  • Mohawk Trail +
    241 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    63 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Museum of African American History +
    42 saves

    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • Naumkeag +
    74 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • New Bedford Folk Festival +
    2 saves

    New Bedford Folk Festival

    New Bedford

  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park +
    10 saves

    New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford

  • Notchview Reservation +
    32 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

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