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Saturday, May 29, 2021

History and Highlights Tours

Fruitlands Spring

About History and Highlights Tours

Are you visiting Fruitlands Museum grounds for a hike and picnic? Curious what stories and collections are within the closed gallery spaces?

While several of our indoor galleries remain closed, we are bringing the inside out, with outdoor weekend guided tours that provide an introduction to the history and art of Fruitlands Museum.

Founded in 1914 by author and preservationist Clara Endicott Sears, the Museum takes its name from an experimental utopian community that existed on this site in 1843 and was led by Transcendentalists Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane. Fruitlands is dedicated to New England history, art, and nature, and its collections include: The Fruitlands Farmhouse, The Shaker Gallery, The Native American Gallery, and The Art Gallery.

Please note, due to regulations on group gatherings, pre-registration is required and space is limited for these tours. We will be following social distancing guidelines and guests will be required to wear masks at all times.

Tour guests also need to have a pre-reserved parking pass for the day of the tour. If you don’t already have a day pass, you may reserve while registering for the tour program. More information on our daytime access is available at Parking passes are free for Trustees Members and $15 per car for Nonmembers.

The Art Gallery will be open for indoor access during your visit with capacity controls. Please note, on April 24th and 25th, Art Gallery access will be for Members Only during our Member Preview Weekend, with special reservations required for indoor access that weekend.

Tours will start at the flag pole by the Museum Cafe.

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