The history of these communities is both famous and infamous. Lexington and Concord are the birthplace of the American Revolution and home of "the shot heard 'round the world." The American Industrial Revolution can point to Lowell as its home. Finally, some say the history of the Salem Witch Trials still haunts the town. The tour guides of this area have some great stories to tell whether you're walking, taking a trolley or riding a bus.
The lighthouses all along the coast are examples of the area's craftsmanship and artistry, and beacons back to the rich relationship to the ocean Massachusetts claims. Hop in a boat and take a tour of these unique local signatures.
Find All Lighthouses: in North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley
The National Heritage Museum explores the causes and consequences of the Revolutionary War. Then you can explore the historical sites where the events actually happened.
Find All Museums & Sites: in North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley
Here you'll find rugged fishing ports, great seafood restaurants and exciting whale-watching expeditions.Find: Lodging | Attractions
Concord is where the famous Walden Pond and homes of many literary heroes are located.Find: Lodging | Attractions
One of the oldest towns in the United States, founded in 1633, is centrally located on the North Shore.Find: Lodging | Attractions
Tour an old cotton mill, ride aboard an early 1900s trolley and learn about Lowell's storied past. Learn more>>
This historic street is lined with early-American mansions that were built by wealthy sea captains and merchants. Learn more>>
This museum includes exhibits on everything from early-American 20th-century photography to New England neon. Learn more>>
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