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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    Borden Flats Light

    Fall River

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    Burial Hill

    Plymouth

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    Butler Flats Light

    New Bedford

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    Duxbury Rural and Historical Society

    Duxbury

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    Fairhaven Academy Museum

    Fairhaven

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    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

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    First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours

    Plymouth

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    New Bedford

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    Hedge House Museum

    Plymouth

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    New Bedford

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    Historical Fort Phoenix

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    Plymouth

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    Judith Klein Art Gallery

    New Bedford

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    Lewis Temple Statue

    New Bedford

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    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

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    Mattapoisett Museum

    Mattapoisett

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    New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

    New Bedford

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