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A Trip to Hancock Shaker Village

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Last week, I headed to the Berkshires with my colleague, Justin, for the day.  We had planned to... Read More »

Beacon Hill, Boston

Beacon Hill, Boston

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

On any given day, Beacon Hill’s brick sidewalks are dotted with camera-toting tourists. It is one of the... Read More »

Becoming a Freedom Trail Player

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

I’m on Boston’s Freedom Trail walking tour only out of loyalty to a history-buff pal, not my personal... Read More »

Best 5 Revolutionary War Sites in New England

4 votes, 4.08 avg. rating (81% score)

Norman Desmarais frequently escapes into the 18th century for reenactments, Colonial fairs, heritage days, school presentations, and talks.... Read More »

Black Heritage Trail | Historical Walking Tour on Boston’s Beacon Hill

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

The National Park ranger clears his throat. Across from the State House at the Shaw Memorial, under the... Read More »

Celebrating Mayflower II at Plimoth Plantation

1 vote, 2.00 avg. rating (59% score)

Each year the seaside town of Plymouth, MA is visited by countless tourists – local, national, and global... Read More »

Dentzel Carousel | Local Treasure

2 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (66% score)

Gripping the wild mane of a galloping, whirling carousel horse is a memory we all share from childhood.... Read More »

Historic Forest Hills Cemetery

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood is perhaps the city’s most beautiful and historic rural garden... Read More »

How Does the National Register of Historic Places Work? | Ask the Expert

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Does your property belong on the National Register of Historic Places? Since 1966, when it was created under... Read More »

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site | Local Treasure

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

William Tecumseh Sherman looks as though he hasn’t slept in 36 hours. His brow is sagging and creased,... Read More »

The Man Who Saves Covered Bridges

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

  In the spring of 1954, Milton Graton landed a job that would change his life and the... Read More »

The Most Beautiful Cemeteries in New England

The Most Beautiful Cemeteries in New England

7 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Are you a Tombstone Tourist? Do you enjoy visiting cemeteries as a destination for the art, history, nature,... Read More »

Why the Pilgrims Still Matter

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

A conversation with Mayflower author Nathaniel Philbrick about why the Pilgrims still matter in today’s world. Why We... Read More »

Winter Day Trip to Portsmouth, New Hampshire

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

On a blue sky Sunday we drove south to one of the most walkable, inviting small cities in... Read More »

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