History and Social Studies

Featured Historic Places/Sites

1699 Isaac Winslow House & Cultural Center

The 1699 Isaac Winslow House & Cultural Center is colonial period historical site dating back to the Marshfield family. Later, it was taken over by Daniel Webster and traces back to the governors, lawyers, and doctors who shaped the American Revolutionary War. 634 Careswell St., Marshfield, MA 02050. Tel: 781-837-5753. Cost: Fee/Suggested Donation.... More Info

Other Listings

Back Roads of the South Shore

8 Town Square, Plymouth, MA. 02360. 508-746-0012. Follow the path of New England settlers in a scenic tour of history. Fee.

Boston Athenaeum

Groups can take the Art and Architecture tour to learn about the architectural history of the building and see the institution’s collection of fine art. 10 ½ Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108. Suffolk County. Tel: 617-227-0270 ext. 301. Cost: Free.

Fairbanks House

511 East Street, Dedham, MA 02026. 781-326-1170. A 17th century house in New England built for Puritans, Jonathan and Grace Fairebanke along with their six children. Fee.

Falmouth Historical Society

55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA 02540. 508-548-4857. Unfold the story of Falmouth, Massachusetts in two 18th-century houses of historic artifacts, furniture, and arts. Home of the author, Katharine Lee Bates who wrote “America the Beautiful." Fee.

Josiah Quincy House

Take a tour of this country estate on built by Josiah Quincy in 1770. Groups will learn about the Quincy family and Eliza Quincy’s efforts to document the house’s significance. 20 Muirhead Street, Quincy, MA 02170. Tel: 617-994-5930. Cost: Fee.

Longfellow House

105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. 617-876-4491. Home of 19th Century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and recognizes the literature and arts. From July 1775-April 1776, General George Washington resided here for the Siege of Boston. Fee/Free.

Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP)

42 Water Street, PO Box 325, Granville, MA 01034. 413-357-8814. Explore equipment from the 1850's to the 1950's, where early innovators manufactured toys including drums. Learn about the transition from water to electricity sources and the techniques used within the western Massachusetts region. Fee.

Old Colony Historical Society

66 Church Green, Taunton, MA 02780. 508-822-1622. Designer of the Bristol Academy, Richard Upjohn a museum located in the historical Taunton region. A collection of 12,000 donated objects from the community from 16th-19th centuries with silver cup and fire wagons. Fee.

Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts

399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA. 978-369-4118. A historic house museum where Amos Bronson Alcott and his family resided from 1858 to 1877. Home of the novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Fee.

Paul Revere House

19 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. 617-523-2338. Take a tour through the home that was Paul Revere's during the Revolutionary War. Ninety percent of the structure, two doors, three window frames, and other features are original. Fee.

Pierce House

Discover the house lived in by 10 generations of the Pierce family. Educational programs allow groups to examine historical documents, objects, and photographs and design a family crest. 24 Oakton Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122. Suffolk County. Tel: 617-288-6041. Cost: Fee.

William Hickling Prescott House

Also known as Headquarters House, the 19th century William Hickling Prescott House is open for tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays. See Prescott’s study, Chinese export porcelain, English ceramics, and more. 55 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108. Suffolk County. Tel: 617-742-3190. Cost: Fee.