$5 for Two General-Admission Tickets (Up to $10 Value) and 10% Off in the Gift Shop at Worcester Historical Museum

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In a Nutshell

  • Admission to museum, library & Salisbury Mansion
  • Variety of rotating exhibits
  • 10% off certain gift-shop items

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Promotional value expires Mar 14, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must use in 1 visit. Tax not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Local museums preserve a town's most precious artifacts, from a village founder's handwritten letters to the half-eaten bean burrito that Abe Lincoln consumed while campaigning in town. Expand your local wherewithal with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two general-admission tickets to Worcester Historical Museum (up to a $10 value), plus 10% off at the museum gift shop. Children 18 and under are admitted to the museum for free.

Founded in 1875, the Worcester Historical Museum collects, displays, and preserves the triumphs and tribulations of the heart of the commonwealth, from its earliest beginnings as an agricultural center to its role as an industrial bigwig. Past exhibits have focused on Worcester as the birthplace of barbed wire, the monkey wrench, and the space suit, as well as the smiley face, first drawn by a local freelance artist in 1963. A permanent installation, In Their Shirtsleeves, tells the tales of Worcester's industrial heritage, including the account of a resident who became the first to mass produce shredded wheat. A general-admission ticket also grants history hounds access to the Salisbury Mansion, a house museum built in 1772 that was inhabited by three generations of juicy salisbury steaks, as well as the museum library, a conglomeration of genealogies, local histories, and records of Massachusetts soldiers from the earliest American wars. Visitors must make an appointment to view archival materials.

On April 28, 19th-century buffs can commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with the exhibit To Arms! Worcester County Answers the Call, which emphasizes Worcester's involvement in the war. This Groupon also gets Worcester aficionados 10% off select items in the museum gift shop.


Smithsonian magazine featured Worcester Historical Museum.

Worcester Historical Museum

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.

Customer Reviews

There was some very interesting information. I loved the sections for the kids. Very good experience.
Wanda S. · February 27, 2017
Great way to spend an afternoon - learning about all the great stuff invented in the City of Worcester. We loved the diner and all the historical things you might find in your kitchen!!
Sandra B. · June 11, 2016
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