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.

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Salem Witch Museum, Salem

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

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

    Yarmouth Port

  • Yiddish Book Center +
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    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage +
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    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
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    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

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  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst +
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    College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

  • Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest +
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    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • Gropius House +
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    Gropius House

    Lincoln

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    L. S. Starrett Museum

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  • Lexington Historical Society +
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    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • Millers River Environmental Center +
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    Millers River Environmental Center

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  • My Art Boston +
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    My Art Boston

    Jamaica Plain

  • Salem Time Machine 3D +
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    Salem Time Machine 3D

    Salem

  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

    Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum. Our mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve... more

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  • Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

    The famous Plymouth Rock is located on the waterfront in downtown Plymouth, near where Mayflower II is anchored today. However,... more

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  • Go Boston Card

    Boston

    The Go Boston Card gets you into over 70 top Boston attractions and saves you up to 55% off the cost of... more

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  • Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

    Concord

    Where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set the beloved classic, Little Women, in 1868. Tours, education programs, special events offered. Concord... more

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  • Witch Dungeon Museum

    Salem

    Reenactment of witch trial; dungeon tour. more

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  • Trinity Church in the City of Boston

    Boston

    Trinity Church is a masterpiece of American architecture. Dedicated in 1877, Trinity presented a bold, fresh new face and feeling for... more

    + 8 saves
  • Burial Hill

    Plymouth

    New England's oldest colonial cemetery containing 17th- through 19th-century graves of Pilgrims, their descendants and those immigrants who followed in... more

    + 6 saves
  • The Mission House

    Stockbridge

    The Mission House is a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant,... more

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