There’s reading about history. Then there’s experiencing history firsthand. And nowhere else provides opportunities to do the latter like Massachusetts.

Here you can stand on the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill; take in the hysteria of the witch trials at the Salem Witch Museum; stroll down the gas-lit cobblestone streets of New Bedford’s historic whaling district and visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum; celebrate democracy at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum; and see firsthand where all of the famous, and infamous, events that helped shape an entire nation took place.

For more information visit The New England Museum Association. A list of more than 400 museums and heritage sites from the New England region and their current exhibits.

  • Plimoth Plantation

  • Salem Witch Museum, Salem

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

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  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour +
    698 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    491 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    404 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    324 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Paul Revere House +
    277 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    192 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    130 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Battleship Cove +
    124 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    118 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    108 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Plymouth Rock +
    97 saves

    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    92 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Naumkeag +
    90 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History +
    81 saves

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre +
    74 saves

    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

    Salem

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

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Salem Museum +
    69 saves

    Salem Museum

    Salem

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame +
    66 saves

    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Springfield

  • Old South Meeting House +
    64 saves

    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • Plimoth grist Mill +
    58 saves

    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

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