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The Assabet Valley Region and its surrounding area hosts a number of diverse museums, ranging from art and history museums to those designed just for the kid in mind. For a broader list of museums, consult


Concord Museum
200 Lexington Rd., Concord, 978.369.9763
Specializing in 17th, 18th and 19th century American artifacts, including artifacts from Paul Revere, the Revolutionary War, Thoreau and Emerson.

Danforth Museum of Art
123 Union St., Framingham, 508.620.0050
Extensive permanent collection and 25 changing exhibits per year.

DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park
51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, 978.259.8355
Contemporary art museum with an outdoor sculpture park.


Discovery Museums
177 Main St., Acton, 978.264.4200 www.discovery
Two museums that include one for toddlers through age six, and another that is more science focused and appropriate for children age six to early teens.

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, 508.929.2700
Family museum of science and nature in an indoor-outdoor setting.

Fruitlands Museums
102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, 978.456.3924
Includes four museums—the Picture Gallery, the Indian Gallery, the Shaker Museum and the Fruitlands Farmhouse, the site of the 1843 Fruitlands experiment led by Bronson Alcott. The property also includes 3.2 miles of marked and wooded trails.


Higgins Armory Museum
100 Barber Ave., Worcester, 508.853.6015
The only institution in the northeast dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of arms and armor.

National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Rd., Lexington, 781.861.6559
American history museum whose exhibits range from American Revolution to today’s pop culture.

Orchard House
(Louisa May Alcott House)
399 Lexington Rd., Concord
Home of the Alcott family and site where Alcott composed Little Women.

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury St., Worcester, 508.799.4406
World-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection, the WAM features must-see masterpieces spanning the globe from ancient mosaics to Contemporary Art.



Visitors also have the choice of spending the day outside exploring native plants, livestock, butterflies or picking your own seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Drumlin Farm, MA Audubon Society
South Great Rd., Lincoln, 781.259.9807
Working farm, wildlife sanctuary and nature trails.

Farm Guide
The Assabet Valley Region offers dozens of farm stands where you can pick-your-own produce, along with Farmers’ Markets and other fun agri-business destinations. For more information, consult the website above.

Garden in the Woods, NE Wildflower Society
180 Hemenway Rd., Framingham, 508.877.7630
Features over 1,500 native species, including 200 rare and endangered specimens.

The Butterfly Place
120 Tyngsboro Rd., Westford, 978.392.0955
Indoor living environment that features 50 different species from around the world.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
(Worcester County Horticultural Society) 11 French Dr., Boylston, 508.869.6111
Site features gardens, trails, an extensive library and educational programs.


The Assabet Valley Region offers dozens of dining opportunities from the simplicity of hearty diner food to the luxury of five-star restaurants. Residents and visitors alike have the opportunity to visit culturally diverse restaurants that offer cuisine from Brazil, Germany, Korea, India, Italy, Portugal and Thailand. Many of our area restaurants also feature live music. For a list of restaurants, consult this directory, go to or call the Chamber at 978.568.0360.


The Assabet Valley Region offers lodging opportunities to fit everyone’s budget, lifestyle and expectations. From historic B & Bs to family suites to corporate hotels, the area’s wide lodging selection is sure to accommodate your personal style. For lodging options, consult this directory, go to or call the Chamber at 978.568.0360.

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