Massachusetts

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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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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.

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.

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.

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 Educational programs allow groups to examine historical documents, objects, and photographs and design a family crest. 24 Oakton Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122.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.