Unique Museums To Visit!

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Our winter season is now in full swing. However, soon we will be preparing for spring!  

In the meantime, many will be celebrating Valentine's Day and enjoying school vacation this month. If you are searching for something special and out of the ordinary to do, check out the following list of museums in and around our area!

Note: During these uncertain times, please follow Covid-19 protocols per town


Brookline - Larz Anderson Auto Museum
15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA  02445  
The Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline is home to America’s oldest car collection. Their automotive exhibits provide fascinating stories of the far-reaching changes that the automobile has provided modern society.  

Cambridge - Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, NA  02138
Ever since their founding, the Harvard Art Museums—the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum—have been dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution.

Chestnut Hill - Metropolitan WaterWorks Museum
2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA  02467
Join one of their knowledgeable and passionate facilitators for a journey through the many stories connected to the Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station and the Boston Waterworks system. Tours are approximately 30-45 minutes long and free of charge. 

Clinton - Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510
This museum exhibits one of the largest private collections of Russian icons outside of Russia. It holds the title of the largest collection in North America, boasting more than 1,000 Russian icons and artifacts. 

Concord - Concord Museum
53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA  01742
The Concord Museum houses one of the oldest and most treasured collections of Americana in the country. An inspiring collection of American treasures includes the 1775 “one, if by land, two, if by sea” Revere lantern, Thoreau’s Walden desk and Emerson’s Study. 

Framingham - The Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University
14 Vernon Street,  Framingham, MA  01701

The Danforth Museum of Art is a public art museum and community art school dedicated to the celebration and creation of art.

Framingham - Framingham History Center 
3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA  01701
The Framingham History Center is home to a robust collection encompassing over 400 years of local history. 

Hopkinton - Hopkinton Center for the ARTS
98 Hayden Rowe Street Hopkinton, MA  01748 
Also known as HCA, this center develops artistic skills, offers outstanding performances and art exhibitions, and enables visitors to experience art in all forms. 

Hudson - American Heritage Museum
568 Main Street  Hudson, NA  01749
Come and explore America’s conflicts, beginning with the Revolutionary War to today.  

Hull - Hull Lifesaving Museum
1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA 02045
Step inside the former lifesaving station to learn about the history of shipwrecks, rescues, infamous Nor’easters, and more.

Lincoln - deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA  01773
deCordova's mission is to inspire, educate, and delight with contemporary art from New England and beyond through sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions.

Lowell - New England Quilt Museum
18 Shattuck Street  Lowell,MA  01852
Lowell’s New England Quilt Museum, the second oldest in the country, is the only quilt museum in the Northeast, exhibiting both antique and contemporary quilts. 

Salem - Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street, Salem, NA  01970
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating and collecting museum in the United States. 

Springfield -
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum
21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA  01103
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the newest museum on the Quadrangle, is devoted to Springfield native Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss! 

Stockbridge - Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183 Stockbridge , MA 01262
The Norman Rockwell Museum illuminates the power of American illustration art to reflect and shape society, and advances the enduring values of kindness, respect, and social equity portrayed by Norman Rockwell.

Waltham -
Gore Place
52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA  02453
Fifty Acres & Three Centuries ~ Gore Place is a New England country estate where 
you can explore life of the early 1800s -- and how it relates to today.  Their historic buildings are some of the finest examples of Federal-style architecture remaining in the U.S. They also have the finest collection of Boston-made period furniture of any house museum in the U.S.

Waltham -
Rose Art Museum
415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453
The Rose Art Museum has been dedicated to collecting and exhibiting modern and contemporary art at Brandeis University since 1961. Modern and contemporary pieces adorn its walls, with past and present exhibitions including works by Wilfredo Lam, Pablo Picasso, Louise Nevelson, and more. Free and open to the public

 Weston -
Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History
241 Wellesley Street, Weston MA  02493
The Museum’s mission and goal is to ensure that adults and children can visit this unique and special museum honoring and making available the exploration of stamps and their history.  In addition to vast collections of U.S. stamps and international stamps, the Museum is home to exhibits on broad ranges of subjects with a tie to philatelic content, such as the Holocaust, storybooks, wine and food, kinetic art, history of coffee, quilts, letter writing, origami, children’s puppets, seeing eye dogs, and Helen Keller.


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