You can see, hear, feel, and sometimes even smell, the history throughout Massachusetts. Check out the very rock where the Pilgrims landed, and visit Plimoth Plantation to see what life was like in the 1600’s, before cell phones and reality TV. Walk the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston, where every step tells a story of the American Revolution. Hear the famous “shot heard round the world” on Lexington Green, where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. Get goose bumps sitting where giants in the abolitionist movement sat in the brilliantly restored African American Meeting House. Feel the hull of Old Ironsides, otherwise known as the USS Constitution. What did the 1830’s smell like? Apparently awesome, according to the bread they’re baking and the candles they’re dipping over at Old Sturbridge Village, one of the country’s oldest and largest living history museums.

Check out the new virtual guide to Boston from FlipKey.

Looking for a National Park in Massachusetts? visit nps.gov.

Want to find more historical events across Massachusetts? Check out The History List.


Video by Mark Kanegis

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  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour +
    1,615 saves

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum +
    1,262 saves

    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Salem Witch Museum +
    1,095 saves

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    797 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Paul Revere House +
    707 saves

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    678 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    571 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Mohawk Trail +
    546 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    432 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    395 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    390 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • Plymouth Rock +
    366 saves

    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    350 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    327 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    322 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Royalston Falls +
    314 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    305 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    283 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History +
    280 saves

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Battleship Cove +
    276 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

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