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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  • Freedom Trail, Boston

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

  • Patriot's Day, Minute Man National Park

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  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tour

    Boston

  • Plimoth Plantation

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Paul Revere House

    Paul Revere House

    Boston

  • The Swan Boats of Boston

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Old Town Trolley Tours

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Mohawk Trail

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • The House of the Seven Gables

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • Harvard University

    Harvard University

    Cambridge

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Adams National Historical Park

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Naumkeag

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    Provincetown

  • CityView Trolleys

    CityView Trolleys

    Boston

  • Old South Meeting House

    Old South Meeting House

    Boston

  • The Plimoth Grist Mill

    The Plimoth Grist Mill

    Plymouth

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