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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  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Salem Witch Museum

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem

  • Paul Revere House

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • Royalston Falls

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Adams National Historical Park

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Burial Hill

    Burial Hill

    Plymouth

  • Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

    Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

    Salem

  • Yummy Walks

    Yummy Walks

    Boston

  • Cambridge Historical Tours

    Cambridge Historical Tours

    Cambridge

  • Pilgrim Progress

    Pilgrim Progress

    Plymouth

  • The Old Manse

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

  • Museum of African American History

    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • Jenney Museum - Faith and the Forefathers,

    Jenney Museum - Faith and the Forefathers,

    Plymouth

  • Maritime Gloucester

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Cape Ann Foodie Tours

    Cape Ann Foodie Tours

    Gloucester

  • Salem Kids Tours

    Salem Kids Tours

    Salem

  • Notchview Reservation

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • The Salem Night Tour

    The Salem Night Tour

    Salem

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