There’s reading about history. Then there’s experiencing history firsthand. And nowhere else provides opportunities to do the latter like Massachusetts.

Here you can stand on the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill; take in the hysteria of the witch trials at the Salem Witch Museum; stroll down the gas-lit cobblestone streets of New Bedford’s historic whaling district and visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum; celebrate democracy at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum; and see firsthand where all of the famous, and infamous, events that helped shape an entire nation took place.

For more information visit The New England Museum Association. A list of more than 400 museums and heritage sites from the New England region and their current exhibits.

  • Plimoth Plantation

  • Salem Witch Museum, Salem

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

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  • French Cable Station Museum

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    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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    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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