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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  • 1794 Meetinghouse +
    1 saves

    1794 Meetinghouse

    New Salem

  • Arrowhead +
    5 saves

    Arrowhead

    Pittsfield

  • The Emily Dickinson Museum +
    39 saves

    The Emily Dickinson Museum

    Amherst

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    61 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Historic Deerfield +
    130 saves

    Historic Deerfield

    Deerfield

  • Keep Homestead Museum +
    1 saves

    Keep Homestead Museum

    Monson

  • Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet +
    10 saves

    Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet

    Shelburne Falls

  • Melville Trail +
    0 saves

    Melville Trail

    Pittsfield

  • MIFA Victory Theatre +
    1 saves

    MIFA Victory Theatre

    Holyoke

  • Mill 1 Events +
    0 saves

    Mill 1 Events

    Holyoke

  • Mohawk Trail +
    566 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    141 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage +
    7 saves

    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame +
    120 saves

    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Springfield

  • Naumkeag +
    207 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Notchview Reservation +
    46 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Salmon Falls Gallery +
    4 saves

    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

  • Sawmill River Arts Gallery +
    2 saves

    Sawmill River Arts Gallery

    Montague Center

  • Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley +
    15 saves

    Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley

    Shelburne Falls

  • Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc. +
    54 saves

    Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Inc.

    Shelburne Falls

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