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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  • Ye Olde Tavern Tours

    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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  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

    More than 900 acres along original segments of April 19, 1775 Battle Road; North Bridge Visitor Center; Minute Man Visitor Center and 'Minuteman'... more

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  • Boston Pizza Tours

    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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  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

    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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    Cambridge

    General George Washington's Continental Army headquarters, 1775-1776; home of poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1837-1882; gathering place for prominent... more

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