Dive Into Our History

Massachusetts Imagine

Take a historic journey through these immersive attractions and experiences, and imagine yourself back in time to experience our nation’s rich history, so much of which began right here in Massachusetts. Explore Plymouth, where the Pilgrims came ashore on the Mayflower in 1620, journey through Central Massachusetts to see what early life was like on New England farms at the start of the Industrial Revolution, and head to Western Massachusetts, the birthplace of women’s suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony. Along the way, you will hear the stories and explore the places that have shaped our American history.

Download a PDF Guide of the Historic Massachusetts Trail

Cape Cod & The Islands

On Martha’s Vineyard, visit the Aquinnah Cultural Center to learn the history of the Wampanoag, who have called the island home for thousands of years, and follow the African American History Trail, which tells the story of the island’s African American community across more than 30 sites, including homes, churches, and other places of note. Towering over Provincetown on Cape Cod, is the Pilgrim Monument, which commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in the New World. At 252 feet, it’s the tallest all-granite structure in the United States, and it’s well worth the climb to the top to take in sweeping views of the town, beaches, and ocean.