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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    4 saves

    Old Stone Schoolhouse

    Fairhaven

  • Priscilla Beach Theatre +
    4 saves

    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

  • Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours +
    4 saves

    Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours

    Salem

  • Zeiterion Performing Arts Center +
    4 saves

    Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

    New Bedford

  • Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library +
    3 saves

    Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library

    Boston

  • Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds +
    3 saves

    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Newton

  • Captain Pollard's Flintlock Farm +
    2 saves

    Captain Pollard's Flintlock Farm

    Still River (in The Town Of Harvard, Ma)

  • Codman Estate Carriage House +
    2 saves

    Codman Estate Carriage House

    Lincoln

  • Mattapoisett Museum +
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    Mattapoisett Museum

    Mattapoisett

  • The Paragon Carousel +
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    The Paragon Carousel

    Hull

  • Sawmill River Arts Gallery +
    2 saves

    Sawmill River Arts Gallery

    Montague Center

  • Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship House +
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    Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship House

    Fairhaven

  • 1794 Meetinghouse +
    1 saves

    1794 Meetinghouse

    New Salem

  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum +
    1 saves

    Beverly Historical Society and Museum

    Beverly

  • MIFA Victory Theatre +
    1 saves

    MIFA Victory Theatre

    Holyoke

  • Old Colony History Museum +
    1 saves

    Old Colony History Museum

    Taunton

  • Whistler House Museum of Art +
    1 saves

    Whistler House Museum of Art

    Lowell

  • Blissful Meadows Golf Club +
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    Blissful Meadows Golf Club

    Uxbridge

  • Duxbury Rural and Historical Society +
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    Duxbury Rural and Historical Society

    Duxbury

  • Fairhaven Academy Museum +
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    Fairhaven Academy Museum

    Fairhaven

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