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Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

#90 of 323 in Museums in Massachusetts
Must see · Art Museum · History Museum
Engage yourself in American history. Explore the connections between a 19th century utopian society, New England Shaker communities, Native American culture, 19th century Hudson River School landscapes and vernacular portraits, and discover a diverse array of flora and fauna hidden within our 210 historic acres. Enjoy a dynamic, truly New England landscape at Fruitlands Museum, a Trustees property.

We are currently in our Winter Season (November-March):

Winter Hours:

Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm

Monday-Friday Closed

Holiday Hours:

Friday, November 24th join us from 12-5pm for special "Green Friday" Open Hours

The Museum will be closed on Sunday, December 24th and Sunday, December 31st

Winter Admission

Members: Regular admission is always FREE!


Adults, seniors, students & children ages 5-13: $5.00

Children under age 5: FREE

During Winter Open Hours visit the Art Gallery, Wayside Gallery, Museum Store, and Grounds. All other Museum buildings are closed for the season and will re-open during the Main Season in Mid-April.
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  • It was one of those days that we headed out to explore! We had heard of Fruitlands Museum, but knew nothing about it. It was a wonderful experience full of interesting information. The staff were.....  more »
  • What a beautiful view this place has. Sitting outside and being able to see the just can’t beat the view, which is really the main reason to go here. Their menu is very limited. While they offer some unique dishes for breakfast, I’m surprised they don’t offer at least one generic staple (like an all-American breakfast, as they have all of the items for one) or waffles or pancakes (even crepes if they wanted to stay in the more unique lane). I would’ve given 5 stars if the menu was just a bit more versatile. However, my avocado toast was great. Fresh sourdough toast and delicious bacon.
  • Nice way to spend summer afternoon. The collections include many historical artifacts from different periods. The local guides filled in the background detail on the collection not included in the signage. The only downside is the big hill. Since it was a free Friday parking was at the top only. They did have one golf cart to help folks from the bottom of the Hill back to the top. However I did not take the ride (of shame) as the capacity was very limited.

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