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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  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • The House of the Seven Gables

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Cambridge

  • Old North Church

    Old North Church

    Boston

  • Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

    Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

    Salem

  • King Richard's Faire

    King Richard's Faire

    Carver

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

  • Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property

    Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property

    Gloucester

  • Jenney Museum - Faith and the Forefathers,

    Jenney Museum - Faith and the Forefathers,

    Plymouth

  • Salem Kids Tours

    Salem Kids Tours

    Salem

  • Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich Glass Museum

    Sandwich

  • First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours

    First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours

    Plymouth

  • The Salem Night Tour

    The Salem Night Tour

    Salem

  • The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Worcester

  • Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

    Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

    Boston

  • Salem Food Tours

    Salem Food Tours

    Salem

  • Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

  • Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Martha's Vineyard Museum

    Vineyard Haven

  • Hocus Pocus Tours

    Hocus Pocus Tours

    Salem

  • Alden House Historic Site

    Alden House Historic Site

    Duxbury

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