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.

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  • National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette

    Attleboro

    We are best known for our Christmas Festival of Lights. Dating back to 1953 on our opening day with a simple... more

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  • Old Harbor Life Saving Station

    Provincetown

    Established in 1897, Old Harbor U.S. Life Saving Station was originally situated on Nauset Beach at the Chatham Harbor entrance.... more

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  • Old Higgins Farm Windmill

    Brewster

    Brewster's Windmill, also known as, Old Higgin's Farm Windmill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 10, 1975 more

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  • Osterville Historical Museum

    Osterville

    Home of the Crosby Boats. Learn about the history of the village of Osterville and the famous Crosby Boats. Explore... more

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  • Parting Ways

    Plymouth

    Former New Guinea Setlement and the Parting Ways Cemetery is a State and National Hisotric Landmark in Plymouth,MA off... more

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  • Plymouth Night Tour

    Plymouth

    At the Plymouth Night Tour we take curious travelers through the haunted and historic streets of downtown Plymouth, MA. Paranormal... more

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  • Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association

    Deerfield

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  • Soule Homestead Education Center

    Middleboro

    Founded to provide environmental educational programs, to promote organic agriculture, traditional crafts and cultural events. The Homestead hosts a Harvest... more

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  • Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives

    Stockbridge

    The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives is a vibrant center of community life in Stockbridge. The organization serves the needs... more

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  • The Telephone Museum, Inc.

    Waltham

    When you were a kid, did you take stuff apart just to find out what was inside? Today's stuff is... more

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  • Annisquam Village Church

    Gloucester

    The Annisquam Village Church is an inter-generational community of people from diverse spiritual backgrounds who worship together. Funds raised support... more

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  • Blue Hill Adventures and Quarry Museum

    Westwood

    In 2002 Blue Hill Adventure and Quarry Museum were created to restore, preserve and protect approximately 8,000 acres of the Historic Blue... more

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  • Boch Center

    Boston

    The Boch Center is one of the nation's leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang... more

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  • Congregational Library & Archives

    Boston

    The Congregational Library & Archives is a special collection located in the heart of Boston, just steps away from the... more

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  • Essex County Greenbelt

    Essex

    Since 1961, Essex County Greenbelt has been working to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes for the benefit of... more

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  • Fitchburg Historical Society

    Fitchburg

    Founded by James F.D. Garfield in 1892, the Fitchburg Historical Society is an independent non-profit that was created to collect,... more

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  • Fort Devens Museum

    Devens

    Preserving The History of Camp Devens and Fort Devens. more

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  • Framingham History Center

    Framingham

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  • Franklin Park Art Grove

    Boston

    Art Grove is a public art experience at the intersection of community, relational art, urban expression, environmental art, and parks. more

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  • French Cable Station Museum

    Orleans

    This station when it was in operation was the American termination point for a telegraph cable that came directly to... more

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