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Cushing Academy - Ashburnham MA
Cushing Academy, founded as a coeducational boarding school in 1865, exists for students, their academic growth and their personal development.

Within 30 minutes

Frederick Piano Museum - Ashburnham MA - 978-827-6232
The purpose of the Frederick Piano Collection is to give musicians and music lovers a chance to hear works by major piano composers, played on pianos such as those the composers knew, and for which their music was conceived.

Fitchburg Art Museum - Fitchburg, MA - 978-345-4207
Permanent exhibits of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, decorative arts and antiques from all over the world. A wide range of changing exhibits as well.

Fitchburg State University - Fitchburg, MA
Fitchburg State College is an institution of higher education that integrates an interdisciplinary, multicultural liberal arts and sciences core with all professional and arts and sciences majors.

Franklin Pierce College - Rindge, NH
Franklin Pierce University is a small, private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction.

Gardner Museum - Gardner, MA - 978-632-3277
Handcrafted furniture, carriages, and silver products made in Gardner over the years. Additional special exhibits.

Winchendon School - Winchendon, MA
The Winchendon School, a multi-cultural community, provides college-bound students of good character and promise with the essential study skills and learning strategies to propel each student to achieve academic success.

Less than one hour

Sharon Arts Center - Peterborough NH
The Sharon Arts Center is dedicated to the arts and artists, from the newly-awakened to the long-established.

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery - Keene, NH - 603-358-2720
The Gallery is the dynamic, vital center for the visual arts in the Monadnock Region, encompassing the best of the traditional and contemporary worlds.

Wyman Tavern Museum - Keene NH - 603 352-1895
The Wyman Tavern, one of Keene's most historic houses, was built more than two centuries ago. The Tavern is maintained as a period house museum representing the period from 1770 to 1820. It has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Horatio Colony House Museum & Nature Preserve - Keene, NH - 603 352-0460
This old-time New England home is filled with original family furnishings and fabulous collections which offer a gracious view of a vanishing lifestyle of culture, refinement and travel

Worcester Art Museum - Worcester, MA - 508-799-4406
The second largest Art Museum in New England offers a collection that spans 5000 years of art and culture. Special programs and exhibits.

Mechanics Hall - Worcester, MA - 508-752-5608
The heart of Central Massachusetts' cultural scene featuring a wide variety of performances by world-class artists. Recognized as the nation's finest pre-Civil War concert hall.

Ecotarium - Worcester, MA - 508-929-2700
Indoor and outdoor wildlife exhibits, aquariums planetarium, and environmental exhibits. Summer Jazz Concert Series.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden - Boylston, MA - 508-869-6111
A living museum operated by the Worcester County Horticultural Society. Features over 350 varieties of trees and shrubs. Includes vegetable, wildflower, cottage and secret gardens, orchards, walking trails, weekend cafe. Special events and programs.

Fruitlands - Harvard, MA - 978-456-3924
Becoming the museum of the New England landscape. Explore the lifeways and landscapes of Native Americans, colonial farmers, Shakers and artists of the Hudson Valley School. All nestled on 200 acres of woodlands and meadows with beautiful views.

Lexington & Concord - Lexington & Concord, MA - 781-861-6559
The birthplace of the American Revolution. Visit Concord's North Bridge, site of "the shot heard 'round the world", Lexington's Battle Green, Minute Man National Historic Park, or the homes of Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Historic Deerfield - Deerfield, MA - 413-774-5581
Settled in 1689, Historic Deerfield is a museum of New England history and art in a village setting. Guided tours of 13 historic homes filled with antique furnishings, silver, and ceramics.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA - 1-800-SEE-1830
1830’s living history museum situated on 200 acres. An authentic rural New England community with 40 historic buildings and more than 100,000 items collected from America’s past. Seasonal events, demonstrations and performances.

Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton MA