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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  • Soule Homestead Education Center

    Middleboro

    Founded to provide environmental educational programs, to promote organic agriculture, traditional crafts and cultural events. The Homestead hosts a Harvest... more

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  • Annisquam Village Church

    Gloucester

    The Annisquam Village Church is an inter-generational community of people from diverse spiritual backgrounds who worship together. Funds raised support... more

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  • Blue Hill Adventures and Quarry Museum

    Westwood

    In 2002 Blue Hill Adventure and Quarry Museum were created to restore, preserve and protect approximately 8,000 acres of the Historic Blue... more

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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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  • Highland House Mueum

    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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  • Mrs. Swift's & Moore Antiques and Gifts

    East Bridgewater

    Experience a memory when you visit our hauntingly delightful shop, Mrs. Swift's & Moore Antiques, 16 West Union St. East Bridgewater,... 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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  • 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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