- The list below includes 123 free or cheap things to do in or near Northampton, Massachusetts, including 89 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Music Venue, Bike Paths and Bowling.
- From Norwottuck Rail Trail to Smith College, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Northampton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Springfield, Amherst, Holyoke and Shelburne Falls.
Founded in 1852, the Bennington Museum preserves the heritage of southern Vermont and its neighboring regions. Here patrons can view collections of fine artwork, artifacts, sculptures and many other items, and there is a gift shop to commemorate the experience.
Affiliated with Windfield Morgan Farm, Lee's Riding Stable offers a variety of horseback riding experiences. The facility offers pony rides for young children as well as trail rides for riders ages 7 and up. Riding lessons are also available.
The family home of the first Commander-in-Chief of the American Revolution has been preserved as the Artemus Ward House and Museum. General Artemus Ward moved his family into this now historic home in 1763, and it features multiple exhibits about the military hero and daily life during the American Revolution.
Site of the first American victory in the Revolutionary War, Bennington Battle Monument is over 300 feet tall. Visitors who take the elevator to the top can see three different states from the observation deck.
The Covered Bridge Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of covered bridges. This museum is the only of its kind in the world and includes exhibits on the construction, engineering, and creators of different covered bridges.
The Bennington Center For the Arts is an art gallery that is home to permanent collections of Native American artifacts, wildlife and nature pieces, and artwork by Eric Sloane. The center also has a variety of wind sculptures.
Opened in 1981, Hidden Valley is a mini-golf and entertainment complex offering a number of attractions for its guests to enjoy. In addition to an 18-hole mini-golf course, batting cages, birthday party hosting, and a patio grill are also available.
Litchfield Historical Society is an organization that is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the county of Litchfield. The society has a museum, a research library, and a historic house.