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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Want to find more historical events across Massachusetts? Check out The History List.


Video by Mark Kanegis

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  • Asa Waters Mansion +
    47 saves

    Asa Waters Mansion

    Millbury

  • Blissful Meadows Golf Club +
    0 saves

    Blissful Meadows Golf Club

    Uxbridge

  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
    69 saves

    Brooks Woodland Preserve

    Petersham

  • Captain Pollard's Flintlock Farm +
    2 saves

    Captain Pollard's Flintlock Farm

    Still River (in The Town Of Harvard, Ma)

  • A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art +
    25 saves

    A Christmas Museum (at Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

  • Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest +
    13 saves

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    90 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Grafton Country Store +
    55 saves

    Grafton Country Store

    Grafton

  • The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts +
    23 saves

    The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Worcester

  • Higgins Armory Museum +
    57 saves

    Higgins Armory Museum

    Worcester

  • L. S. Starrett Museum +
    8 saves

    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • Millers River Environmental Center +
    1 saves

    Millers River Environmental Center

    Athol

  • Museum of Russian Icons +
    35 saves

    Museum of Russian Icons

    Clinton

  • Old Sturbridge Village +
    443 saves

    Old Sturbridge Village

    Sturbridge

  • Royalston Falls +
    319 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
    8 saves

    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

    Princeton

  • White's Landing +
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    White's Landing

    Brookfield

  • Worcester Bravehearts Baseball Club +
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    Worcester Bravehearts Baseball Club

    Worcester

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