Sightseeing in Leominster


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  • Fruitlands Museums
    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.
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    102 Prospect Hill Rd
    Harvard, MA US
  • Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum
    The Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum holds quite the distinction: it's the first and only toy museum in the world solely dedicated to aviation-related toys. Its gargantuan selection of kid-friendly items aims to inspire youngsters to learn about the history of aviation. Size: intimate exhibit space host nearly 800 vintage and modern toys from around the world Eye Catcher: an airy exhibit space boasts a multicolor airplane command center and a model airport?complete with runway, planes, and travelers. Permanent Exhibit: historic tin flyers from Japan, Hungary, Germany, and the United States; a helicopter and an airplane constructed out of Dutch milk tins by children from Burkina Faso Don't Miss: puzzles and flight simulation games in the activity room
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    21 Prichard Street
    Fitchburg, MA US

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