Massachusetts

Eric Hanson-Plass

Eric was a constant inspiration to me when I worked as a volunteer at Boston NHP. His energy, intelligence, dedication and openness to try new and innovative things were a pleasure to behold. It is a credit to the NPS, and to their visitors, that they can attract and have people like this on their staff.
The Van Veghten House in Finderne, New Jersey, along the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

Following the route that allied Generals Washington and Rochambeau traversed during the American Revolution, this trail stretches across 10 states and over 680 miles of land and water.

A rocky Wild and Scenic Westfield River running through the forest. Photograph courtesy of Wild & Scenic Westfield River Committee.

Originating in the Berkshire Hills in the western part of Massachusetts, the Westfield River winds over 78 miles through historic villages, pristine wilderness, and prime farmland, providing visito

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Springfield Armory National Historic Site is the nation's first armory, and holds the world's largest collection of U.S. military small arms.

Saugus Iron Works buildings covered in winter snow

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, where European iron makers integrated into America, includes water wheels, hot forges, mills, and a 17th century home.

old boat with masts but no sails displayed

Salem Maritime National Historic Site marks the port U.S. Ships exited when carrying cargo from the West to Asia, and includes ship and walking tours.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, which preserves whaling artifacts, offers guided tours and education programs.

Snowy Image of bridge at Minute Man National Historical Park

Minute Man National Historical Park honors the first battles of the American Revolution. It's home to several battle sites, including Concord and Lexington.

Lowell Park

Explore Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts through a boat, trolley, or walking tour to learn about the history of industry and labor.

Beautiful flowers at the Longfellow House

A historical garden, period furniture and artwork, and an archive make the Longfellow House near Boston a destination for visitors and researchers alike.

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