Historic Sites

You'll find plenty of history on the North Shore and an enthusiasm for bringing it to life

History lives and breathes on the North Shore, from indigenous peoples to the colonial era to global trade to fishing and sailing

One of the delights of traveling throughout the North Shore is the sense of history you encounter at every turn. White churches and meeting houses surround town commons, colonial houses line thoroughfares and byways, old graveyards and meandering stone walls provide a wonderful reminder of the North Shore's rural past. There are many organizations on the North Shore dedicated to preserving the past and bringing it to life in ways relevant to modern day visitors. 

Off Course is happy to share our favorite places to go for a deeper dive into the past. Whether you have an hour or a day, you'll find something here that stimulates your imagination as you travel back in time.