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25 Best Things to Do in Massachusetts

Round stone barn and green grass at Hancock Shaker VillageIn the late 1780s, Hancock Shaker Village got off the ground when about 100 Believers created a community on land donated by fellow Believers. By the 1830s, the community peaked with 300+ Believers on more than 3,000 acres. During the height of their growth and religiosity, these Shakers built barns, workshops, dwelling houses, and other buildings, thus creating a big, successful farm. Read more about the best things to do in the Massachusetts >>