History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

Bunker Hill Monument

Groups can learn about all aspects of the battle during lectures, while climbing the monument, on museum tours, in educational programs, and more. Tel: 617-242-5689. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Bartlett Museum

270 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913. 978-388-4528. Founded in 1968, a museum with history exhibits of Native American artifacts, a Colonial Kitchen, a Victorian Parlor, and Amesbury's history. Fee.

Berkshire County Historical Society

780 Holmes Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201. 413-442-1793. A non-profit society focuses on 200 years of history in western Massachusetts. Explore the story of author Herman Melville in Arrowhead and his historical sites. Fee.

Berkshire Museum

Meet at the intersection of art, history, and natural science at the Berkshire Museum, home to nearly 40,000 objects in its permanent collection. 39 South St, Pittsfield, MA, 01201. Berkshire County. Tel: 413-443-7171. Cost: Fee.

Beverly Historical Society & Museum

17 Cabot St. Beverly, MA 01915. 978-922-1186. Founded in 1891, explore different historical places including the John Cabot House, and the 17th century The Balch House, and The Rev. John Hale Farm. Fee.

Bourne Historical Society

30 Keene Street, Bourne, MA. 508-759-8167. Found in 1627, a historical place for the pilgrims to trade with The Indians and The Dutch for their trip to the New World. Explore The Bourne Stone, Historic Bourne Village, and other exhibits. Fee.

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453. 781-893-5410. Learn the history of the Waltham Watch Company and how machinery shaped American society with new inventions. Fee.

Concord Museum

At the Concord Museum, all of Concord’s remarkable past is brought to life through an inspiring collection of historical, literary, and decorative art treasures. 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742. Tel: 978-369-9763. Cost: Fee.

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

At the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, students can experience New England work ethics, attitudes and values that have. Hands-on learning activities are the core of the Museum's education program. 66 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929. Tel: 978-768-7541. Cost: Fee.

Golden Ball Tavern Museum

662 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA 02493. 781-894-1751. Built in 1768, an original home to Westonian Isaac Jones, an 18th century resident, was a Tavern from 1770-1793 for travelers across The Boston Post Road. With a past of six family generations, explore the Revolutionary era with the history of spies, tea party, and Paul Revere's men. Fee/Suggested Donation.

Higgins Armory Museum

100 Barber Avenue, Worcester, MA 01606. 508-853-6015. Founder of the museum, John Woodman Higgins, an industrialist, which features an art-deco building with steel and glass structures. The Great Hall, a castle, consists of 4,000 goth inspired armory from the Renaissance era of Europe, Ancient Greece and Rome, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Japan. Fee.

Longyear Museum

1125 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. 617-278-9000. Discover the life of a notable women, Mary Baker Eddy through tours, exhibits, publications, and programs. Known for discovering Christian Science in 1866 and tour life and contributions made. Free.

Lynn Museum & Historical Society

590 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01901. 781-581-6200. Founded in 1897, focuses on Lynn's history with galleries on decorative arts, fine arts, sports, and culture. Fee.

Martha's Vineyard Museum

59 School Street (Pease House), Edgartown, MA 02539. 508-627-4441, ext. 110. Founded in 1922 with over 30,000 historic relics from Martha's Vineyard including paintings, print, fishing tools, and house equipment. Fee.

Museum of Russian Icons

203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510. 978-598-5000. Gordon Lankton started the museum in 2006 and it now contains over 500 Russian icons and paintings from the past to present. Fee.

Museum of World War II

46 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760. 508-651-7696‎. A private World War II museum, created by Kenneth W. Rendell and contains historic documents including the Versailles Treaty, 6,000 artifacts, and 83 military mannequins. Fee.

Newton History Museum at Jackson Homestead

527 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458. 617-796-1450. Located in the Jackson Homestead and traces history back to the Jackson family. Features The Underground Railroad, Pre-Civil war abolition movements, and history of animals and toys. Fee.