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Worcester Historical Museum

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The Worcester Historical Museum is a fascinating attraction that is dedicated to the history of Worcester, Massachusetts. Its collection contains approximately 60,000 artifacts related to local history, including paintings, textiles, weapons, tools, machinery, Civil War diaries, and ceramics which are featured in changing exhibitions. The museum also operates Salisbury Mansion, a historic house built in 1772 which has been restored to look as it did in the 1830s. If you're interested in traveling back in time for a few hours, it's a great place to visit.

Things to Do

  • Explore the Salisbury Mansion, which was the home and store of a local merchant in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Artifacts within the house include a beautiful standing desk, a Boston Classical sofa that has falcon head embellishments, and an 18th century harp.
  • Take your child to the Alden Family Gallery, a special space where families can play together and learn about the history of Worcester.
  • Check out the museum's current exhibitions, which could focus on anything from the Civil War era to important residents of Worcester.

Worcester Historical Museum Insider Tips

  • View their calendar to learn about upcoming events such as performances, concerts, tours, lectures, and family days.
  • If you plan to visit Salisbury Mansion, make sure to visit Thursday through Saturday, since it does not have the same hours as the museum.
  • Free parking is available in the museum's parking lot on Chestnut Street, as well as next to the Salisbury Mansion.

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