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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  • Marblehead Museum +
    5 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Maritime Gloucester +
    24 saves

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank +
    23 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum +
    4 saves

    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Boston

  • MIFA Victory Theatre +
    1 saves

    MIFA Victory Theatre

    Holyoke

  • Mill 1 Events +
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    Mill 1 Events

    Holyoke

  • Mohawk Trail +
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    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

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

    Lenox

  • Museum of African American History +
    60 saves

    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • Naumkeag +
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    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • New Bedford Folk Festival +
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    New Bedford Folk Festival

    New Bedford

  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park +
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    New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford

  • Notchview Reservation +
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    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • The Old Manse +
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    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Old North Church +
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    Old North Church

    Boston

  • Old South Church in Boston +
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    Old South Church in Boston

    Boston

  • Old South Meeting House +
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    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • Old State House +
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    Old State House

    Boston

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    Old Stone Schoolhouse

    Fairhaven

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
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    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

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