Massachusetts’ national parks run the gamut from wide-open spaces, such as the Cape Cod National Seashore, to urban parks that preserve the state’s, and the nation’s, rich historic past, such as the Freedom Trail – Boston National Historical Park.

Some, like the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area offer both windows into the past and recreational activities.

The Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord is where “the shot heard ’round the world” was fired. Springfield Armory National Historic Site houses a world-renowned firearms collection. The Lowell National Historical Park and the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor testify to the rise and fall of Massachusetts’ textile industry. The historic buildings and wharves of the Salem Maritime National Historical Site tell the stories of the sailors, Revolutionary War Privateers and merchants who brought the riches of the Far East to America.

  • Minute Man National Historic Park, Concord

  • John F. Kennedy Library, Boston

  • Adams National Park, Quincy

  • Cape Cod National Seashore

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  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace +
    415 saves

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

  • The House of the Seven Gables +
    385 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Old North Church +
    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

  • Salem Food Tours +
    23 saves

    Salem Food Tours

    Salem

  • Hocus Pocus Tours +
    10 saves

    Hocus Pocus Tours

    Salem

  • Alden House Historic Site +
    8 saves

    Alden House Historic Site

    Duxbury

  • Jackson Homestead and Museum +
    8 saves

    Jackson Homestead and Museum

    Newton

  • Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association +
    7 saves

    Marta's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

    Oak Bluffs

  • Sail When and If +
    5 saves

    Sail When and If

    Hyannis

  • Salmon Falls Gallery +
    5 saves

    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

  • Old Stone Schoolhouse +
    4 saves

    Old Stone Schoolhouse

    Fairhaven

  • Priscilla Beach Theatre +
    4 saves

    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

  • 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

  • The Paragon Carousel +
    2 saves

    The Paragon Carousel

    Hull

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