Comfort Inn & Suites Colonial
215 Charlton Rd. -- US 20
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Phone: (508) 347-3306
Fax: (508) 347-3514
Arts & Museums
Old Sturbridge Village has been a staple for schoolchildren and families in New England since 1946. This 200-acre (81-hectare) living history museum features beautiful grounds with buildings transported to Sturbridge, Massachusetts from all around the Northeast. Your tour of the property begins at the Visitor Center where you can see special exhibits and videos about life in early 19th-century New England. Step inside any of the buildings and you will find historians dressed in period costumes explaining the origins of the structures and their role in the community. There are over 40 buildings on the property, including a schoolhouse, gristmill, smithery, bake shop, law office, printers and typical 1830s-style homes. There is an on-site restaurant, the Oliver Wight Tavern, where you can enjoy lunch or brunch on the weekends. In springtime, children will love to see the newborn lambs and cows!
Salisbury Mansion in Worcester dates back to the year 1772. The historic structure was commissioned by Stephen Salisbury. It now functions as a popular history museum of the city.
The EcoTarium is an excellent place to learn about the ecosystem. The EcoTarium studies on nature and the flora and fauna kingdom. The museum has indoor and outdoor exhibits of natural history as well as animals in their natural habitats. They offer various educational programs, nature trails and other interesting activities that will help you get acquainted with nature. For further details, do visit their website.
The Titanic Historical Society Museum in Indian Orchard features a collection of artifacts owned by the Titanic Historical Society. The artifacts and works were mainly donated to the society's president, Edward S. Kamuda by survivors of the tragedy. The range of memorabilia is wide, and includes the original blueprints of the ship's tank top, Madeleine Astor's life jacket, dinner menus, crew communications, furniture, and more. One exhibit also examines the role the Titanic has played in popular media since the 1950s, featuring sheet music and movie posters.
Bigelow Tavern Historic District is located at 60, 64 and 65 Worcester Street in West Boylston, Massachusetts. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It was built in the 1770s by Deacon Amariah Bigelow. As time passed by, the original building was redone by the members of West Boylston Historical Society.
Now a renowned museum, the General Artemas Ward House is a beautiful historic property. The property of this house at Shrewsbury also includes a four levels barn, which is popular as the largest structure of New England. This former home, is now open to the public by the Harvard University as a museum that contains it's beauty and preserves. The house is visible to the tourists for a few hours during summers.
The Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut is one of the state's leading fine art museums. Opened in 1967, this museum offers exciting art exhibits, events and educational possibilities not just for UConn students for for students from around the area. After a few hours at the museum, shop by The Store where you can pick up some prints or grab a coffee and snack at The Beanery.
This museum located on the UConn campus contains an impressive collection of Native American, colonial and industrial all pertaining to the state of Connecticut. There are five different collections available to visit Wednesday through Friday. Even though the museum is only open three days a week, there are still numerous events held at the facility throughout the week.
Any fans of the UConn Huskies' sports teams must visit this museum attached to the UConn Alumni Center! Opened in 2004, the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum is not just dedicated to the successful basketball teams, but the championship-winning soccer team 1948, field hockey teams of the 1980s and much more. The museum is open weekdays as well as two hours before men's and women's basketball games at Gampel Pavilion.