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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  • 1794 Meetinghouse +
    1 saves

    1794 Meetinghouse

    New Salem

  • The Emily Dickinson Museum +
    38 saves

    The Emily Dickinson Museum

    Amherst

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    59 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Historic Deerfield +
    127 saves

    Historic Deerfield

    Deerfield

  • Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet +
    10 saves

    Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet

    Shelburne Falls

  • MIFA Victory Theatre +
    1 saves

    MIFA Victory Theatre

    Holyoke

  • Mill 1 Events +
    0 saves

    Mill 1 Events

    Holyoke

  • Mohawk Trail +
    557 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    140 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Naumkeag +
    203 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Notchview Reservation +
    44 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Salmon Falls Gallery +
    4 saves

    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

  • Sawmill River Arts Gallery +
    2 saves

    Sawmill River Arts Gallery

    Montague Center

  • Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley +
    14 saves

    Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley

    Shelburne Falls

  • The Stone House Museum +
    17 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum +
    60 saves

    Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

    Adams

  • Ashley House

    Ashley Falls

    The Ashley House tells the intertwined stories of the Ashleys and the enslaved African Americans who lived here in the 18... more

    + 1 saves
  • The Mission House

    Stockbridge

    The Mission House is a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant,... more

    + 19 saves
  • Rudd Art Museum

    North Adams

    Celebrating our 11th summer season!RUDD ART MUSEUM"A Chapel for Humanity"The chapel has been created by... more

    + 5 saves
  • Shelburne Falls Glacial Potholes

    Shelburne Falls

    Located on the scenic and historic Mohawk Trail in the Berkshire foothills, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts and the surrounding area is... more

    + 27 saves

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