Massachusetts’ national parks run the gamut from wide-open spaces, such as the Cape Cod National Seashore, to urban parks that preserve the state’s, and the nation’s, rich historic past, such as the Freedom Trail – Boston National Historical Park.

Some, like the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area offer both windows into the past and recreational activities.

The Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord is where “the shot heard ’round the world” was fired. Springfield Armory National Historic Site houses a world-renowned firearms collection. The Lowell National Historical Park and the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor testify to the rise and fall of Massachusetts’ textile industry. The historic buildings and wharves of the Salem Maritime National Historical Site tell the stories of the sailors, Revolutionary War Privateers and merchants who brought the riches of the Far East to America.

  • Minute Man National Historic Park, Concord

  • John F. Kennedy Library, Boston

  • Adams National Park, Quincy

  • Cape Cod National Seashore

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    49 saves

    Pilgrim Progress

    Plymouth

  • Plimoth grist Mill +
    66 saves

    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    374 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth 911 Memorial +
    5 saves

    Plymouth 911 Memorial

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth Antiquarian Society +
    3 saves

    Plymouth Antiquarian Society

    Plymouth

  • Priscilla Beach Theatre +
    1 saves

    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

  • Salem Old Town Hall +
    29 saves

    Salem Old Town Hall

    Salem

  • Salmon Falls Gallery +
    0 saves

    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

  • Sargent House Museum +
    6 saves

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Sawmill River Arts Gallery +
    0 saves

    Sawmill River Arts Gallery

    Montague Center

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    8 saves

    Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley

    Shelburne Falls

  • The Stone House Museum +
    7 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate +
    4 saves

    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Waltham

  • Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum +
    28 saves

    Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Adams

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    336 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

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

    The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture

    Boston

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    7 saves

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • Western Avenue Studios +
    1 saves

    Western Avenue Studios

    Lowell

  • Westport Historical Society - Handy House +
    0 saves

    Westport Historical Society - Handy House

    Westport

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    5 saves

    White's Landing

    Brookfield

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