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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  • New Bedford Folk Festival +
    4 saves

    New Bedford Folk Festival

    New Bedford

  • Old Stone Schoolhouse +
    4 saves

    Old Stone Schoolhouse

    Fairhaven

  • Priscilla Beach Theatre +
    4 saves

    Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

  • Salmon Falls Gallery +
    4 saves

    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

  • 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

  • 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 +
    2 saves

    Mattapoisett Museum

    Mattapoisett

  • The Paragon Carousel +
    2 saves

    The Paragon Carousel

    Hull

  • Sawmill River Arts Gallery +
    2 saves

    Sawmill River Arts Gallery

    Montague Center

  • Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship House +
    2 saves

    Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship House

    Fairhaven

  • 1794 Meetinghouse +
    1 saves

    1794 Meetinghouse

    New Salem

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

    Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library

    Boston

  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum +
    1 saves

    Beverly Historical Society and Museum

    Beverly

  • MIFA Victory Theatre +
    1 saves

    MIFA Victory Theatre

    Holyoke

  • Whistler House Museum of Art +
    1 saves

    Whistler House Museum of Art

    Lowell

  • Blissful Meadows Golf Club +
    0 saves

    Blissful Meadows Golf Club

    Uxbridge

  • Duxbury Rural and Historical Society +
    0 saves

    Duxbury Rural and Historical Society

    Duxbury

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