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102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

Admission for Two or Four to Fruitlands Museum (Up to 50% Off)

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Highlights

The museum explores the Hudson River School paintings, Shakers & transcendentalists who once occupied the area with exhibits and artifacts

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Christine
3 ratings3 reviews
October 20, 2019
Great interpreters in each building and wonderful artifacts on display. Lovely lunch in cafe as well.
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Nancy
1 ratings1 reviews
September 25, 2019
Beautiful grounds, friendly and informed staff,delicious food
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ConnieTOP REVIEWER
5 ratings5 reviews
September 12, 2019
Lovely afternoon at Fruitlands. Brought the grandchildren so it was a expedited visit (we live close so it works) until we hit the family center at the Alcott house . Staff very friendly and knowledgeable . There are trails and a cafe. Worth the groupon tickets.
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Karen
4 ratings2 reviews
August 4, 2019
Docents very nice and knowledgable. Transportation available between houses if needed. Lots of interesting things, but not too big for those with short attention spans.
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OanhTOP REVIEWER
12 ratings10 reviews
July 27, 2019
Very cute place. There were a couple of different houses/exhibits to check out and a nice activity room for the kids in the last house.
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Libby
1 ratings1 reviews
July 13, 2019
Very nice and cool place! However, If you are there with people who have a limited attention you will be lucky to get an hour out of this place. It is more for adults interested in history and walking.
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Roberta
2 ratings2 reviews
October 25, 2018
We loved our visit to the museum! Great day, spectacular views! Great history.
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Caitlin
8 ratings4 reviews
September 2, 2018
Friendly staff, beautiful landscape, and a lot of variety in what there was to see. You can easily spend 2-3 hours exploring.
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What You'll Get

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  • Admission for Two
  • Admission for Four

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.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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 yearly Artist in Residence exhibit.