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, Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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    Mohawk Trail

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    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

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    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

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    Historic Deerfield

    Deerfield

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    Springfield

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    Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Adams

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    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

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    Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc.

    Shelburne Falls

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    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

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    Springfield Museums

    Springfield

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    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

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    The Emily Dickinson Museum

    Amherst

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    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

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    Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley

    Shelburne Falls

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    Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet

    Shelburne Falls

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    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

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    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

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    Arrowhead

    Pittsfield

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    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

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    Montague Center

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