Fruitlands Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to Half Off)

Harvard

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Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12 for admission for two (up to a $24 value)
  • $24 for admission for four (up to a $48 value)

Admission includes access to the museum, as well as the surrounding trails and grounds. The museum is open every weekday, except for Tuesday, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. As an added bonus, Groupon purchasers are eligible to receive 10% off at the museum store on day of visit.

Fruitlands Museum

In 1843, Charles Lane and Amos Bronson Alcott—father to writer Louisa May Alcott—founded a utopian and transcendentalist community in the fields of Harvard. More than 70 years later, visionary Clara Endicott Sears was so moved by their experiment that she decided to establish a museum on the same site to preserve its history. Today, the Fruitlands Farmhouse stands as a testament to the original settlers’ ingenuity, which surfaced in their trailblazing thoughts on veganism, sustainable living, and harnessing moon beams to power home stereo equipment.

Clara has incorporated the Shakers’ original office into Fruitlands, where it now shows off Shaker artwork and artifacts, many of which were donated by the Shakers themselves. Since then, the museum has also collected a curated assortment of more than 1,000 Native American artifacts, as well as a longhouse, dugout canoe, and traditional garden.

The brains behind the museum are still innovating today, curating permanent additions such as an art gallery with Hudson River School Landscapes. In addition to organizing school field trips, the staff also hires experts to teach classes and workshops on sketching scenes from nature, painting watercolor landscapes, and constructing 3D sculptures.

Reviews

small, worthwhile, and staffed by knowledgable docents.

MTMusings, TripAdvisor, 7/26/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “We had a wonderful time at Fruitlands! The staff is very knowledgable, and is very happy to answer any question asked. It was very hot when we visited and everyone...”

    “We had a wonderful time at Fruitlands! The staff is very knowledgable, and is very happy to answer any question asked. It was very hot when we visited and everyone was concerned that we had enough to drink. We also loved the restaurant. The food was terrific, and we'd recommend it to anyone visiting Fruitlands.”

  • “An amazing setting with lovely views of mountains in MA and NH. Easy walking trails. Pleasant cafe. Activities for children to assist in understanding life more...”

    “An amazing setting with lovely views of mountains in MA and NH. Easy walking trails. Pleasant cafe. Activities for children to assist in understanding life more than 200 hundred years ago. ”


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    Harvard

    102 Prospect Hill Road

    Harvard, Massachusetts 01451

    978-456-3924

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In a Nutshell

The museum explores the Native Americans, Shakers & transcendentalists who once occupied the area with exhibits, artifacts & an art gallery

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 31st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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