I had no idea how sprawling this "museum" was! My friend and I stopped for a craft fair and they were offering free admission to the museum so we decided to explore, and we were pleasantly surprised. The grounds house an array of interesting statues, a museum, a Native American Museum, a Shaker museum, and Louisa May Alcott's home while her family ran a commune on the property years ago. Lots and lots of history. All sorts of antiques and authentic rooms. It was a great learning experience. Be warned that the climb back up is steep - there is even a ride that goes up and down the hill to help travelers that can't make it back up. There are several trails that take you to all sorts of places; the longest is 30 minutes so nothing too strenuous. Plenty of parking, and there's a cafe and gift shop. I thought the prices were a bit steep so I didn't purchase anything. I loved the history of the land and just how much went on with so many famous names of the time on that very spot. Definitely a great place for history buffs!
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