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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  • Phillips House Museum +
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    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum +
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    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • Pilgrim Progress +
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    Pilgrim Progress

    Plymouth

  • Plimoth grist Mill +
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    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • Salem Old Town Hall +
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    Salem Old Town Hall

    Salem

  • Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley +
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    Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley

    Shelburne Falls

  • The Stone House Museum +
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    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum +
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    Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Adams

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
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    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

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

    Boston

  • Wakefield Estate +
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    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

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

    Beverly

  • Willowdale Estate +
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    Willowdale Estate

    Topsfield

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

    Yarmouth Port

  • Ashley House

    Ashley Falls

    The Ashley House tells the intertwined stories of the Ashleys and the enslaved African Americans who lived here in the 18... more

    + 1 saves
  • Balch House

    Beverly

    This 17th century home represents one of Beverly's first settlers, John Balch. He may have lived in a crude early... more

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  • Boston African-American National Historic Site

    Boston

    15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. more

    + 3 saves
  • 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

    + 9 saves
  • Cambridge Historical Tours

    Cambridge

    Harvard to life through entertaining and educationaIt is the mission of Cambridge Historical Tours to bring the history of Cambridge... more

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  • Chelsea Art Walk

    Chelsea

    This years Art Walk is June 14th and 15th from 12:00 - 6:00 pm in Chelsea, MA. The Chelsea Art Walk is... more

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