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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  • Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre +
    52 saves

    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

    Salem

  • Gedney House Museum +
    4 saves

    Gedney House Museum

    Salem

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    100 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Peabody Essex Museum +
    44 saves

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem

  • Phillips House Museum +
    11 saves

    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

  • Salem Museum +
    48 saves

    Salem Museum

    Salem

  • Salem Old Town Hall +
    20 saves

    Salem Old Town Hall

    Salem

  • Salem Time Machine 3D +
    9 saves

    Salem Time Machine 3D

    Salem

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    299 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • New England Pirate Museum

    Salem

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

    + 12 saves
  • Salem's 13 Ghosts

    Salem

    3-D Haunted House in October Salem Time Machine- 3-D Journey thru Salem from 1600 to the present Walking Ghost Tours Walking... more

    + 11 saves
  • Witch Dungeon Museum

    Salem

    Reenactment of witch trial; dungeon tour. more

    + 28 saves
  • Witch History Museum

    Salem

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

    + 17 saves

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