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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    415 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

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    385 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

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    146 saves

    Old North Church

    Boston

  • Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours +
    113 saves

    Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

    Salem

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

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

    Gloucester

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

    Jenney Museum - Faith and the Forefathers,

    Plymouth

  • First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours +
    34 saves

    First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours

    Plymouth

  • The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts +
    24 saves

    The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Worcester

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    23 saves

    Salem Food Tours

    Salem

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    10 saves

    Hocus Pocus Tours

    Salem

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    8 saves

    Alden House Historic Site

    Duxbury

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    8 saves

    Jackson Homestead and Museum

    Newton

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    7 saves

    Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Oak Bluffs

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    5 saves

    Sail When and If

    Hyannis

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    5 saves

    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

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    4 saves

    Old Stone Schoolhouse

    Fairhaven

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    4 saves

    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

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    3 saves

    Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library

    Boston

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    3 saves

    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Newton

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    2 saves

    The Paragon Carousel

    Hull

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