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.
Tantiusques is an open space reservation and historic site owned and managed by The Trustees of Reservations. This area is known for its old and defunct graphite mines. The word "Tantiusques" means "the place between the two hills" which is a perfect description of this site. This forest area is full of hickory and red maple trees with mountain laurel plants found in some parts. A 19th-century house of a mine worker is also found within its 57-acre (23.06 hectare) stretch. Listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places, it is a great choice for your next outdoor trip in Sturbridge.
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.
Westville Recreation Area, situated by the Westville Lake, is a place to be if you want to hike on scenic trails amidst lush greenery, have a barbeque party with friends and family, or spend a night camping by the lake under the starry skies. This beautiful recreation area is an important part of the city and is visited by many to breathe fresh air and get away from the hustles and bustles of their daily lives. Visitors can indulge in activities like boating, fishing and biking during the summer months and also sledge, ski, and play in the snow during the winters making it a year-round recreational spot. You will find people of all ages having a fun outing on your visit to this beautiful place at any time of the year.
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.