Put our past in your future by planning a trip to a MetroWest historic venue or exhibit.
137 Barton Road, Stow 01775
Offers three major living history events annually, utilizing their collection of 75
vintage automobiles, military vehicles, racecars, aircraft, and the world’s largest collection of WWII tanks. Tours and events May 1-October 31.
Lexington Road, Concord 01742
The museum houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections of Americana in the country. It’s the gateway to Concord’s remarkable revolutionary and literary history, from the first shots in the battle for American independence to the legacy of Emerson and Thoreau.
612 High Street, Dedham MA 02027
Showcasing Dedham Pottery, historic furniture, silver, portraits, and other decorative arts. The library/archives include over 10,000 volumes and photographs supporting a local history/genealogical collection.
7 Frairy Street, Medfield 02052
511 East Street, Dedham 02026
The Fairbanks House, c 1637, is the oldest timber-frame house in North America. It is operated as a historic house museum and is open May 1– Oct. 31.
5 High Street, Acton 01720
16 Vernon Street, Framingham 01701
Our rich offerings of programs, exhibitions, and community celebrations build excitement for local history, citizenship, and pride of place now and for generations to come.
80 West Central Street, Franklin 02038
Displays include locally discovered Native American arrowheads and stone implements, antique tools from Franklin’s industrial-age past, and an extensive collection of Civil War artifacts.
68 Baker Bridge Road and 34 Codman Road, Lincoln 01773
299 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury 01776
Off Route 9, Natick 01760
This is the most comprehensive collection of original artifacts in the world. Over 7,000 pieces, uniquely showing the human story interwoven with the military and political. Scheduled visits only, Tuesday to Saturday.
399 Lexington Road, Concord 01742
377 Elm Street, Marlborough 01752
The Marlborough Historical Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation, education, and celebration in Marlborough. Free monthly meetings and the city’s historical archives are held in the Peter Rice Homestead and Museum.
6 Pleasant Street, Medfield 02052
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge 01566
Visit Old Sturbridge Village and discover New England’s premier living history museum. Tour a working 1830s town with authentically costumed citizens. History will amaze and inspire your entire family!
255 Main Street, Marlborough 01752
19 Washington Street, Sherborn 01770
25 Common Street, Southborough 01772
2B Oak Street, Medway 02053
12 Cochituate Road, Wayland 01778
Visit our site to see a list of history-related events, museums, and exhibits in the state.
13 Parkman Street, Westborough 01581
Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture - deCordova
Arts & Culture - Re-enactors
Community Spotlight - Millis
Named for its founder, Lansing Millis, Millis is a quintessential picturesque New England suburb. Just nineteen miles southwest of Boston, and easily accessible by routes 109 and 115, it is made up of lovely residential and rural areas and is dotted with serene lakes, rolling meadows. and bubbling brooks.
Formerly East Medway, Millis, a town rich in history, incorporated as a separate town in 1885. Millis is home to several historical buildings with the most notable being the Niagara Hall Fire House. This recently renovated firehouse was built in 1878 and is covered almost completely on the inside by flowing murals created by Boston artist George Story. The town is currently pushing to restore the original artwork and return this one-of-a-kind historical landmark to its former glory.
As autumn returns, so too does our signature fall foliage, and there is no better place to enjoy the colors than the many picturesque parks, ponds, and trails in Millis. Enjoy the season on the waters of Bugastow Brook and the Charles River, or on one of the many hiking and horse-riding trails that criss-cross the Millis Landscape.
Adding to the flavor of Millis, Twist Bakery Café is known nationally as a pioneer for recipes devised for the gluten-sensitive and those with food allergies. Their entire menu is gluten-free and nut-free (except coconut), and most of their items are even dairy-free. If you’re looking to grab a bite somewhere a little more traditional, Primavera offers up a wide variety of classic Italian dishes with a dash of all- American favorites, all in a lovely upscale environment.