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.

Check out the new virtual guide to Boston from FlipKey.

Looking for a National Park in Massachusetts? visit nps.gov.

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


Video by Mark Kanegis

  • Freedom Trail, Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

Epic History: it's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

Get some Epic History ideas

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    394 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    362 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Old North Church +
    127 saves

    Old North Church

    Boston

  • Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours +
    104 saves

    Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

    Salem

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum +
    74 saves

    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

  • Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property +
    70 saves

    Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property

    Gloucester

  • Jenney Museum - Faith and the Forefathers, +
    62 saves

    Jenney Museum - Faith and the Forefathers,

    Plymouth

  • Salem Kids Tours +
    51 saves

    Salem Kids Tours

    Salem

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank +
    39 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours +
    34 saves

    First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours

    Plymouth

  • The Salem Night Tour +
    26 saves

    The Salem Night Tour

    Salem

  • The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts +
    23 saves

    The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Worcester

  • Salem Food Tours +
    22 saves

    Salem Food Tours

    Salem

  • Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation +
    19 saves

    Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation

    Boston

  • Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum +
    18 saves

    Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

  • Alden House Historic Site +
    8 saves

    Alden House Historic Site

    Duxbury

  • Hocus Pocus Tours +
    8 saves

    Hocus Pocus Tours

    Salem

  • Jackson Homestead and Museum +
    7 saves

    Jackson Homestead and Museum

    Newton

  • Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association +
    7 saves

    Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Oak Bluffs

  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate +
    6 saves

    Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

    Boston

Epic History: it's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

Get some Epic History ideas