Fruitlands Museum


102 Prospect Hill Rd.
Harvard, MA 01451


Fruitlands Museum is a unique outdoor museum located in Harvard, Massachusetts. Founded in 1914, the museum is situated on 210 acres of woods, fields, and gardens, and features a collection of historic buildings, exhibits, and art galleries.

The museum is named after the Fruitlands community, a utopian experiment led by philosopher Bronson Alcott and his followers in the mid-19th century. The Fruitlands community aimed to live a simple, self-sufficient life based on Transcendentalist principles, but ultimately failed due to its extreme beliefs and practices.

Today, the Fruitlands Museum celebrates the history and culture of the Fruitlands community and the surrounding region through a variety of exhibits and programs. Visitors can explore several historic buildings, including a farmhouse, a Shaker dwelling, and a Native American wigwam.

The museum also features several art galleries that showcase a variety of works, from contemporary art to regional history exhibits. One of the most popular galleries is the Hudson River School Gallery, which displays works by artists who were part of the Hudson River School, a 19th-century art movement that focused on the natural beauty of the American landscape.

In addition to its exhibits, Fruitlands Museum also hosts a variety of events and programs throughout the year, including lectures, workshops, and concerts. The museum's grounds and trails are also open to the public for hiking and picnicking.

Overall, the Fruitlands Museum offers a unique and immersive experience that allows visitors to explore the history and culture of the region, as well as enjoy the natural beauty of the New England countryside. Whether you're interested in history, art, or just enjoying the outdoors, Fruitlands Museum is a destination worth visiting.



For more information call: (978) 456-3924


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