Sightseeing in Gardner

Worcester Historical Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight (50% Off)

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

$20 $10

Library with 7,000 titles and exhibits with items such as Civil War–era diaries and colonial weapons highlight Worcester history

Admission for Two at The Butterfly Place (42% Off)

The Butterfly Place

Westford

$24 $14

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Get up-close views of colorful butterflies as they flutter and sip nectar from the vibrant plants growing throughout the indoor atrium

One or Three Private Flying Lessons with Ground School and Hands-On Flights from C-R Helicopters (Up to 50% Off)

C-R Helicopters

Northwest Nashua

$207.50 $115

Pilots go over instruments and preflight checks before letting students hone flight patterns behind the controls of two-seater helicopters

Ghost or Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Walking Tour for Two or Four from Gatepost Tours (50% Off)

Gatepost Tours

Concord

$50 $25

Licensed Concord tour guide show the darker untold side of Concord, with visits to Sleepy Hollow and other haunted locales

$55 for Package with Wine Tasting, Wine Book, and Pruning Seminar at Candia Vineyards ($116 Value)

Candia Vineyards

Candia

$116 $55

Wine lovers receive a tasting for two, a voucher for dessert wine, chocolates, a wind chime, New England wine book, and a pruning seminar

Museum Admission and Memberships to Millyard Museum (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Millyard Museum

The Millyard

$16 $9

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Learn about the history of Manchester, New Hampshire, formerly the home of the world's largest textile company

$15 for Winery Tour for Two, Two Souvenir Glasses, and Wine Credit at Zorvino Vineyards ($30 Value)

Zorvino Vineyards

Sandown

$30 $15

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Pairs wander through a pastoral vineyard, savor up to 9 wines from souvenir glasses, and $10 towards the purchase of wine

Semiprivate Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Picnic from Infinity & Beyond (Up to 40% Off)

Infinity & Beyond

Salem

$400 $240

In the care of an FAA-certified pilot, couples take to the skies for sunrise or sunset hot air balloon rides followed by a champagne picnic

Zoo Visit for Two, Four, or Six at The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center (Up to 50% Off)

The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

Springfield

$18 $11

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More than 200 animals inhabit this non-profit zoo, including alligators, western bobcats, and Vietnamese potbellied pigs

Four Full-Day Admissions or Annual Membership for Two at Griffin Photography Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

$28 $14

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Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

$225 for a One-Hour Scenic Tour for Up to Three People from Eagle East Aviation Tours ($420 Value)

Eagle East Aviation Tours

North Andover

$420 $225

Enjoy a scenic tour from the air as a pilot flies you and up to three guests around; includes a flash drive and first flight certificate

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Work and Culture (Up to 48% Off)

Museum of Work and Culture

Woonsocket

$16 $10

Nine walk-through exhibits share the stories of the immigrants who traveled to Rhode Island in the late 19th century in search of prosperity

Public Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Cambridge Historical Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Cambridge Historical Tours

Visitor Information kiosk at the Harvard Square T-stop

$30 $15

In hushed tones, guides tell stories of local hauntings as they lead groups across Harvard Square in search of scholarly specters

Cambridge Haunts Historical Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Harvard Square Ghost Tour

Harvard Square

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of Harvard Square, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

$58 for a Chocolate, Brews & Views Trolley Tour from Boston Super Tours ($78 Value)

Boston Super Tours

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$78 $58

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Upper Deck Trolley takes passengers to three locations to taste wine, beer, and chocolate

Charles River Tour or Sunset Cruise for One or Two from Charles Riverboat Company (Up to 41% Off)

Charles Riverboat Company

Cambridge

$17 $11

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Captain and crew lead river tour or sunset cruise past Harvard, Fenway Park, and historic sights along Charles River

Harvard Walking Tour for Two or Four with Option for Harvard Museum Tour from The Hahvahd Tour (Up to 43% Off)

The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge

$21.90 $13

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

Harvard Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Trademark Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Trademark Tours

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

Flight-Simulator Experience or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Up to Three at Blue Hill Helicopters (Up to 47% Off)

Blue Hill Helicopters

Norwood

$150 $79

Flight simulator with virtual cityscape and realistic controls; tour takes guests over sights such as Fenway Park and Charles River

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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.

102 Prospect Hill Rd
Harvard,
MA
US

The Worcester Historical Museum showcases local history with a library of 7,000 titles and exhibits full of artifacts such as Civil War?era diaries, colonial weapons, and antique textiles. The museum also hosts a number of temporary exhibitions, which have included students' artwork honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and stories from industry innovators, workers, and investors throughout Worcester's history.

30 Elm St
Worcester,
MA
US

A haven for exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment, Animal Adventures lets visitors interact with its furry and scaly refugees, teaching them firsthand to appreciate and respect the earth's diverse wildlife. Working with a rotating cast of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and marsupials, animal experts regale audiences with facts and the backstories of each animal, such as how they were rescued and which cartoon representative of their species best captures their regional accent. Though its denizens regularly find new homes, Animal Adventures's altruistic menagerie has included a massive alligator snapping turtle, a canadian lynx, and an asian water monitor. The sanctuary also offers day camps for youngsters looking to get closer with the animals, and an animal-adoption program for adults looking to support the cause by taking a critter home and putting it through college.

336 Sugar Rd
Bolton,
MA
US

With the largest collection of Russian icons in North America, this museum gives its visitors a glimpse into an important part of Russian culture in play since the year 998. It houses more than 700 Russian artifacts, and also encompasses a research library and archive with a collection that spans six centuries. Onsite classes let interested parties delve even more deeply into the artifacts? context and history, and the three-story building?s elevators and other amenities render it fully accessible to patrons in wheelchairs and on unicycles. Today, the museum spans 16,000 square feet and includes an old mill building, though over the years it has expanded to encompass extra gallery space, a tea room, and a performance area dedicated to cross-cultural understanding.

203 Union St.
Clinton,
MA
US

The Amherst College–owned Emily Dickinson Museum preserves the memory and work of the poet and hyphen master by maintaining the estate where she lived and composed many of her nearly 1,800 poems. The museum includes The Homestead, her birthplace and longtime residence, which stands near The Evergreens, where her brother, Austin, lived with his family. Emily and her siblings were all avid gardeners, cultivating flowers and hedges throughout their 3-acre estate. Emily herself maintained a conservatory for her collection of exotic plants, and she drew endless inspiration from her natural surroundings for her work.

The Emily Dickinson Museum welcomes field trips for groups of students and schedules events throughout the year to celebrate her poetry and role in American literary history. Interactive poetry discussion groups meet at various Amherst locations, keeping Dickinson's style relevant by communicating only in rhyming quatrains.

280 Main St
Amherst,
MA
US

In 1935, the Wells family sought out a place to display their massive collection of New England antiquities. When they couldn't find one that was sufficient, they decided to build a museum. Since its founding, Old Sturbridge Village?a living-history museum with its own rich history?has granted visitors a chance to experience New England life in the 19th-century firsthand.

As they navigate a town and rustic countryside filled with 40 historic buildings, including an old schoolhouse, mansion homes, and three water-powered mills, visitors encounter heritage farm animals and interpreters in period costume. At regular times throughout the day, specific sites become interactive. A shoemaker cobbles a new pair of shoes, a blacksmith submerges steaming hunks of metal, and a soldier makes lifelike musket sounds with his mouth?all for the benefit of live audiences. Throughout the year, events such as cooking and craft-making classes further enhance the educational experience.

1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge,
MA
US