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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  • FORT TABER - FORT RODMAN MILITARY MUSEUM +
    2 saves

    FORT TABER - FORT RODMAN MILITARY MUSEUM

    New Bedford

  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour +
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    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Fruitlands Museum +
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    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre +
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    Gallows Hill Museum /Theatre

    Salem

  • Gedney House Museum +
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    Gedney House Museum

    Salem

  • Gropius House +
    1 saves

    Gropius House

    Lincoln

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History +
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    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum +
    1 saves

    Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum

    Harwich

  • Hedge House Museum +
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    Hedge House Museum

    Plymouth

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
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    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Higgins Armory Museum +
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    Higgins Armory Museum

    Worcester

  • Historic Deerfield +
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    Historic Deerfield

    Deerfield

  • Historic Tours of Plymouth - Jenney Museum +
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    Historic Tours of Plymouth - Jenney Museum

    Plymouth

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
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    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Ipswich Museum +
    13 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property +
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    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Keep Homestead Museum +
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    Keep Homestead Museum

    Monson

  • L. S. Starrett Museum +
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    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • Lexington Historical Society +
    8 saves

    Lexington Historical Society

    Lexington

  • Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property +
    22 saves

    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

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