Admission for Two or Four and Museum-Shop Gift Certificate at Worcester Historical Museum

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History-rich museum collates Worcester history dating back to colonial period

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History museums' acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today's Groupon to the Worcester Historical Museum. Choose from the following options:

  • For $10, you get two adult admissions (a $5 value each) and $10 to spend in the gift shop (a $20 value).
  • For $15, you get four adult admissions (a $5 value each) and $10 to spend in the gift shop (a $30 value).

Kids 18 and under get in free.

With roots of its own stretching to 1875, the Worcester Historical Museum preserves artifacts dating back to the colonial era. Past exhibits have included a tribute to activist Abbie Hoffman, a celebration of Dr. Robert Goddard's first successful rocket launch, and recognition of Worcester's status as the birthplace of the yellow smiley face, which went on to great fame despite its origins as a horrifying scientific accident. Current visitors can examine the ongoing In Their Shirtsleeves display, which chronicles the rise of Worcester industry, or learn about the region's role in the Civil War through To Arms! Worcester County Answers the Call, a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war, which runs through November 11.

A general-admission ticket also grants history buffs access to the Salisbury Mansion, a historic property constructed in 1772 and restored to its 1830s appearance, as well as the museum library, which houses a collection of 7,000 letters, records, and Garfield comic strips dating back to the colonial era. Today's Groupon also gets Worcester devotees $10 toward any merchandise in the museum's gift shop, which sells keepsakes such as Worcester postcard sets and decks of cards with local trivia ($2.50 each).

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.

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Dirtweasel January 8, 2017
"A Hidden Gem in the City"
I've lived in Worcester my whole life and learned so much about our city's past from spending an afternoon here with a close friend. There was an exhibit called 50 Objects as well as a photography exhibit of Worcester Center that just amazed me. Time flew by wandering from room to room... Read More
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Barbara H January 1, 2017
"Fantastic History Displays"
We spent several hours thoroughly enjoying the displays of historical items with supporting information, some interactive. There is a timeline which gives dates and events for the nation and Worcester, simultaneously, which is very helpful. There are also hands-on exhibits which are good f... Read More
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lynninma November 26, 2016
"Impressive, for the most part"
I was born in Worcester and have lived here for most of my life but until yesterday, had never visited this museum (shame on me!). It was a very enjoyable experience reading the books and viewing the prints and postcards in the gift shop, and fun to see the way things were through the var... Read More
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    Institute Park

    30 Elm St.

    Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

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