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Fruitlands Museum
Harvard, MA
210 acres
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About Fruitlands Museum

Fruitlands Museum is home to five collections on 210 majestic acres of meadows and woods. When you visit Fruitlands Museum you can go on a hike and commune with nature, learn about the lives of the Transcendentalists and Shakers, sit in the Art Museum among Native American or Hudson River School treasures, or be inspired by contemporary exhibits and outdoor sculpture. Fruitlands is a unique gathering place that builds connections between nature, people and culture by offering engaging programs and exhibits.

Please visit the Fruitlands Museum website for more information and to plan your visit >>

Regulations & Advisories

Please visit the Fruitlands Museum website for more information about the museum and to plan your visit. fruitlands.org

The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent. Find the full policy here.

Directions

Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, Massachusetts 01451
Phone: 978.456.3924

Latitude: 42.508165
Longitude: -71.610308

Get directions on Google Maps.

Fruitlands Museum is located in eastern Massachusetts about 45 minutes west of Boston off of Route 2. The Museum has a spectacular view to the west of Mount Wachusett and, on a clear day, to Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. The view west overlooks the Oxbow Wildlife Refuge and the Nashua River Valley.

Explore our museum collections and historic buildings as well as 210 acres of woodlands and meadows. Our site offers a great location for weddings, corporate events and family outings.

FROM THE EAST
Take Route 2 west to exit 38A. Head south on Route 110 and take your first right onto Old Shirley Road. The Museum is about two miles ahead on the right.

FROM THE WEST
Take Route 2 east to exit 38A. Head south on Route 110 and take your first right onto Old Shirley Road. The Museum is about two miles ahead on the right.

FROM THE NORTH
Take 495 South to Route 2 west to exit 38A. Head south on Route 110 and take your first right onto Old Shirley Road. The Museum is about two miles ahead on the right.

FROM THE SOUTH
Take 495 north to Route 2 west to exit 38A. Head south on Route 110 and take your first right onto Old Shirley Road. The Museum is about two miles on the right.

Admission

Hours
April 15, 2016 - November 6, 2016
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10AM - 4PM
Tuesday: Closed
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 10AM - 5PM

Admission
Members: FREE

Nonmembers:
Adults: $14.00
Seniors (60+) and Students with valid student ID: $12.00
Children 5-13: $6.00, under 5: FREE
Trails/Grounds Only: Adults $6.00, Children $3.00

Group Rates
Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more individuals.
Please contact the education department to make arrangements for your visit.

Adults - $10/person
Seniors and College Students - $9/person
K-12 Students - $7.50/each

Please note that group rates cannot be combined with any other discount offers (library passes, free member admission, etc.)

Teachers are always FREE!

Property History

Fruitlands Museum, founded in 1914 by Clara Endicott Sears, takes its name from an experimental utopian community led by Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane which took place on this site in 1843.

Fruitlands Museum joined The Trustees family in 2016.

Please visit the Fruitlands Museum website for more information and to plan your visit >>

Planning Your Visit

Fruitlands Museum is home to five collections on 210 majestic acres of meadows and woods. When you visit Fruitlands Museum you can go on a hike and commune with nature, learn about the lives of the Transcendentalists and Shakers, sit in the Art Museum among Native American or Hudson River School treasures, or be inspired by contemporary exhibits and outdoor sculpture. Fruitlands is a unique gathering place that builds connections between nature, people and culture by offering engaging programs and exhibits.

Please visit the Fruitlands Museum website for more information and to plan your visit >>

Accessibility

The Museum Café, Museum Store/Admissions, Wayside Visitor Center and Art Museum are fully handicap accessible. The Shaker Museum, Native American Museum and Fruitlands Farmhouse are antique buildings and therefore are not handicap accessible.

A staff member is available to drive patrons with lower mobility around the property in our John Deere Gator.

Fruitlands Museum is an outdoor site. You may want to wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat. The Art Museum, Wayside Visitor Center, Fruitlands Museum Café and Museum Store are air-conditioned. LATE SEASON ADVICE: The historic buildings do not have climate control, therefore, visitors are advised to dress appropriately.

Tell Us What You Think

We’d love to hear about your visit! Here are three easy ways to let us know what you think:

  1. Take our visitor survey. If you have a question for us, you can ask us in the survey and we’ll get back to you.

  2. Post a comment about your visit on our Facebook page.

  3. Share your experiences with other visitors on our website. Simply fill out the form below, and we’ll post your comment right here on this page.





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