A beautiful structure constructed from Milford granite and inspired by the Merton College Chapel in Oxford, the Bancroft Memorial Library is famed not only for its lovely collection of books but also for the intricate details in the building itself. The ceiling boasts a wonderful medley of exposed beams and intricate carvings while the walls are lined with classic photographs of iconic people from yesteryear. The amazing collection of antiques, and dark and spooky corners add to the special touch in this storybook library. The library is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00p to 8:00p, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00a to 5:00p, Fridays from 1:00p to 5:00p and Saturdays from 10:00a to 2:00p.
The Moore State Park is 400-acres (about 162-hectares) of dedicated outdoor and open space. The park is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The gorgeous landscape at Moore State Park includes several historic sites, like remnants of former saw and gristmills, and is also home to some of the most beautiful azaleas and mountain laurel in Massachusetts. Bask in the natural beauty and indulge in recreational activities like canoeing, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing for a memorable time.
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!
Taylor Brooke Winery in Woodstock creates a wide selection of white, red and dessert wines to please any wine-loving palate. Many wines are created with the seasons in mind, so enjoy a tasting of Summer Peach, Autumn Raspberry or a Late Harvest Reisling. These wines are served up at some of the region's best restaurants and you can pick some up at local retailers or directly from the winery, so stop on by! Don't be alarmed by Zima, the wine-enthusiast dog who may greet you on your journey to the Taylor Brooke Winery.
A stunning progression of pristine wetlands and marshes, the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge skims the rivers of Concord and Sudbury, covering more than 250 acres (100 hectares) of diverse habitats. The Sudbury unit of the park's is home to a visitor's center, while the Concord unit is replete with trails. A safe haven for native flora and fauna, the entire reserve is primarily known as a birdwatching destination that is home to everything from Blue-winged teals and black ducks to mallards and wood ducks. Also sheltering a number of mammals, Great Meadows bustles with red fox, cottontail rabbits, squirrels, weasels, beavers and White-tailed deer.
Quietly tucked among the gorgeous historic houses in Worcester, it can be easy to miss the Bancroft Tower, but this place is definitely worth a visit. Erected at the start of the 20th Century in memory of American historian and statesman, George Bancroft, this 56-foot (17-meter) natural stone and granite tower is designed to look like a miniature feudal castle. Vandalism has resulted in the actual access to the tower being restricted but the grounds surrounding it are well-maintained making it a perfect place to have a picnic or just take in the quiet, beautiful atmosphere. The Bancroft Tower was included in the National Register of Historical Places in 1980.
The city hall and the town common, are two historic structure popularly adressed as the Worcester City Hall and Common. These historic structures are designed in the Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals. The town common is used as a meeting house, where the town meetings, religious functions are all conducted. On the other hand, the City Hall is a major hub for the downton Worcester. Some of the prominent official opertions of Worcester are taken place as the City Hall, the hall is also known as the fourth largest structure of Worcester.
Housed inside a grand old building, the Hanover Theatre has played a pivotal role in fostering a love for the performing arts among the people of Worcester. This venue consistently churns out off-beat productions which can be enjoyed by the entire family. Check website for a list of upcoming events and book your tickets now!
Cathedral of St. Paul or the Saint Paul's Cathedral was designed by Elbridge Boyden. Construction of the Gothic structure was completed in the 1870s and was incorporated in the National Register of Historical Places in 1980.