Fruitlands Museums

102 Prospect Hill Rd.
Harvard, MA 01451- Map It
(978) 456-3924
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AAA Editor Notes

Fruitlands Museums is at 102 Prospect Hill Rd. Fruitlands Farmhouse, where Bronson Alcott and leaders of the transcendental movement attempted to create a utopian community in 1843, features artifacts and journals from the members, including Alcott's daughter Louisa May Alcott. Shaker Museum, housed in an original Shaker building, contains furniture and artifacts from the Harvard Shaker Village. The Native American Museum displays dioramas and examples of Native American art and history. The Art Gallery includes portraits by early 19th-century itinerant artists and landscapes by members of the Hudson River School. Programs, classes, concerts and winter outdoor activities are offered. The grounds also feature 2.5 miles of walking trails. Guided tours are available. Pets on leash are allowed. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Museums $14; $12 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $6 (ages 5-13). Grounds and trails only $6; $3 (ages 5-13).
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Hours: Wed.-Fri. and Mon. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 10-5, Apr. 15-early Nov.; Sat.-Sun. noon-5, rest of year (visitor center and art gallery only). Phone ahead to confirm schedule.