Fruitlands Museum

Pleasant Pearl Street Neighborhood

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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

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Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. 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.

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

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  • $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 yearly Artist in Residence exhibit.

Customer Reviews

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.
Carolyn B. · August 30, 2014
I had been to Fruitlands many years ago. The Groupon reminded me of this place. I love it there. It's beautiful.
Deirdre H. · October 24, 2013
Amazing location, views, etc. and the museum is great too! I hadn't been to Fruitlands in many years and the Groupon prompted this visit. I would definitely go back, it's a gem!!
Alison L. · October 24, 2013

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