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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  • Chelsea Art Walk

    Chelsea

    This years Art Walk is June 14th and 15th from 12:00 - 6:00 pm in Chelsea, MA.The Chelsea Art Walk is... more

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  • Essex County Greenbelt

    Essex

    Since 1961, Essex County Greenbelt has been working to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes for the benefit of... more

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  • Franklin Park Art Grove

    Boston

    Art Grove is a public art experience at the intersection of community, relational art, urban expression, environmental art, and parks. more

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  • Freedom's Way National Heritage Area

    Devens

    The Freedom's Way Heritage Area, comprising 36 communities in Massachusetts and 6 New Hampshire communities, is a region with a series of... more

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  • French Cable Station Museum

    Orleans

    This station when it was in operation was the American termination point for a telegraph cable that came directly to... more

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    North Truro

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  • Highland Lighthouse

    North Truro

    Highland Light Station, also known as Cape Cod Light, is located on Outer Cape Cod within Cape Cod National Seashore... more

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  • The James Library & Center for the Arts

    Norwell

    Literature and the arts are alive and well in Norwell. Stop by our library and pick up a current bestseller... more

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  • Manchester Historical Society

    Manchester-by-the-sea

    Nineteenth-century sea captain's restored home; 18th- and 19th- century New England furniture. Archives and artifacts depicting the history of the... more

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  • Mary Baker Eddy Historic House - Stoughton, MA

    Stoughton

    Visit the farmhouse and shoe shop of Alanson and Sally Wentworth, who welcomed Mary Baker Eddy (the discoverer of Christian... more

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  • Mary Baker Eddy House

    Amesbury

    Home to founder of Christian Science religion from 1868 to 1870. Tours by appointment. more

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  • Mary Baker Eddy House

    Swampscott

    Home where Mary Baker Eddy lived at the time of her healing, which led to her discovery of Christian Science. more

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  • Museum of Dog

    North Adams

    A collection of paintings, sculptures, antique dog collars, photography and other dog related collectibles. Presented in the former Quinn's Wallpaper... more

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  • Newburyport Art Association

    Newburyport

    The Newburyport Art Association was founded in 1948. The NAA is dedicated to promoting and exhibiting our members' work, to providing... more

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  • Old Harbor Life Saving Station

    Provincetown

    Established in 1897, Old Harbor U.S. Life Saving Station was originally situated on Nauset Beach at the Chatham Harbor entrance.... more

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  • Orleans Historical Society Museum

    Orleans

    A Greek Revival structure that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Formerly used as the Meeting House for... more

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  • Plymouth Night Tour

    Plymouth

    At the Plymouth Night Tour we take curious travelers through the haunted and historic streets of downtown Plymouth, MA. Paranormal... more

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  • Thomas Crane Public Library

    Quincy

    Built in 1881 by noted architect Henry Hobson Richardson - who also designed Boston's famed Trinity Church - the Thomas Thomas... more

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  • Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

    Princeton

    Wachusett Meadow is a former farmstead that offers spectacular scenery and supports abundant wildlife throughout woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Historic... more

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  • Walden Woods Project

    Lincoln

    The Walden Woods Project preserves the land, literature, and legacy of Henry David Thoreau to foster an ethic of environmental... more

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