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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  • Yiddish Book Center +
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    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • FORT TABER - FORT RODMAN MILITARY MUSEUM +
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    FORT TABER - FORT RODMAN MILITARY MUSEUM

    New Bedford

  • Codman Estate Carriage House +
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    Codman Estate Carriage House

    Lincoln

  • Gropius House +
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    Gropius House

    Lincoln

  • Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum +
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    Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum

    Harwich

  • Mattapoisett Historical Society +
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    Mattapoisett Historical Society

    Mattapoisett

  • Beverly Historical Society +
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    Beverly Historical Society

    Beverly

  • Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds +
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    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Newton

  • Fairhaven Academy Museum +
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    Fairhaven Academy Museum

    Fairhaven

  • Jackson Homestead and Museum +
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    Jackson Homestead and Museum

    Newton

  • Millers River Environmental Center +
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    Millers River Environmental Center

    Athol

  • My Art Boston +
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    My Art Boston

    Jamaica Plain

  • 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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  • Witch Dungeon Museum

    Salem

    Reenactment of witch trial; dungeon tour. more

    + 42 saves
  • 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

    + 41 saves
  • Witch History Museum

    Salem

    Historically-accurate untold stories of 1692; live presentation and guided tour. more

    + 32 saves
  • 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

    + 28 saves
  • New England Pirate Museum

    Salem

    Colonial seaport, pirate cave, and 60 life-size pirates including notorious captains Kidd and Blackbeard. more

    + 21 saves
  • 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

    + 20 saves
  • 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

    + 18 saves

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