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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    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

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    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Boston

  • Paul Revere House +
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    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
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    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
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    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
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    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
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    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
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    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

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

    Cambridge

  • Harvard University +
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    Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
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    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Adams National Historical Park +
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    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

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    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • CityView Trolleys +
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    CityView Trolleys

    Boston

  • Old State House +
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    Old State House

    Boston

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    Old North Church

    Boston

  • USS Constitution +
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    USS Constitution

    Charlestown

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    Yummy Walks

    Boston

  • Cambridge Historical Tours +
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    Cambridge Historical Tours

    Cambridge

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    Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Boston

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