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Address: Harvard, MA
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Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Getting married
Description: This complex comprises four separate museums, showcasing...
This complex comprises four separate museums, showcasing Transcendentalists, Shakers, Native Americans and American paintings.
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Beautiful View

A remarkable history of transcendental naivete, interesting museums and a fabulous view. Visit on a nice, clear day and enjoy a picnic or lunch on the cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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308 reviews 308 reviews
87 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A remarkable history of transcendental naivete, interesting museums and a fabulous view. Visit on a nice, clear day and enjoy a picnic or lunch on the cafe.

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Central Vermont
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a really eclectic museum on a gorgeous piece of land. There's so much to see, we didn't have enough time to see it all. I recommend getting there in the morning and having lunch there. in addition to the indoor exhibits in 4 buildings, there are outdoor art pieces and hiking trails. Definitely worth the trip and the... More 

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Urbana, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I was touring nearby Concord and wasn't sure I wanted to trek out to the Fruitlands--but it was definitely worth the trip! There is gorgeous scenery, nice walking trails and such an interesting collection in the smaller museums. While the farmhouse where Louisa May Alcott and her family had their unsuccessful attempt at communal living was a highlight, the Shaker... More 

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Montreal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We arrived too late to visit inside the buildings, but the scenery alone was worth stopping by, we took beautiful pictures of the landscape. We will go back and arrive early next time!

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My daughter's wedding at Fruitlands last fall....absolutely gorgeous setting. Dozens of guests commented on the beautiful setting and incredible views ....including the sunset. Wedding organizer did at fabulous job with every detail. It could not have been a better day and night!!

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Harvard, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of new knowledge imparted by the doyens in each building. Beautiful location with well maintained trails.

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delaware
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122 reviews 122 reviews
58 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Visiting Fruitlands Museum was a highlight of our New England trip that centered around a wedding elsewhere. First, the employees are knowledgeable and engaging. The woman at the first building after you buy a ticket gave us an orientation of the founding of the utopian experiment. We then explored the other buildings, spending a good amount of time exploring the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This wedding spot allows for a cliff tops ceremony over looking a valley of trees- the tent for the reception is the most opulent tent I have ever seen:)

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The 360 degree panoramic view at the Fruitland Museum is what makes this place special. The museum contains 7+ small buildings each represents a subject which you learn something unique. This is not Metropolitan so do not come here expecting too much. Come here if you want to be with nature, breathe fresh air, enjoy small hikes and relax with... More 

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Norton, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I organized this trip. My small group of friends went here in late June for the day. None of us had ever been to Fruitlands before. My friends live in the opposite sides of the state and I needed to find a location in the middle of the state. Harvard was an ideal location and very easy to find off... More 

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