- The list below includes 119 free or cheap things to do in or near Worcester, Massachusetts, including 106 different types of inexpensive activities like Music Venue, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Bowling and Comedy Clubs.
- From American Antiquarian Society to Institute Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Worcester and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Framingham, Marlborough, Natick and Fitchburg.
Over three million items are on 20 miles of shelves at American Antiquarian society, including books, newspapers, sheet music and more. Notably, the library holds the largest collection of printed materials through 1876. Free public tours are offered every Wednesday afternoon.
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414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA MoreLess Info
Broad Meadow Brook Meadow Conservation Area is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England. Highlights include 80 species of butterflies and a nature play area for little ones. Five miles of trails are available.
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414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA 01604 MoreLess Info
At Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, visitors can hike through the 400 acres of shady marshland and observe native wildlife like frogs. On Saturdays, the sanctuary hosts a morning walk for birdwatching.
40 Highland Street, Worcester, MA 01609 MoreLess Info
As the former home of a wealthy 18th century family, Salisbury Mansion offers visitors a historic building with classic Georgian architecture. Visitors can join a group tour of the home and learn about the life of the Salisbury family.
Local history is on display at Worcester Historical Museum. Among the notable collections of artifacts, paintings and sculptures is weaponry from the colonial era through World War II. Ages 18 and under receive free admission.
A large selection of local beer is available at Wormtown Brewery, the first and only brewery to use Massachusetts-grown ingredients. Seasonal ales and award-winning brews are among the favorites, along with flavors like blueberry and pumpkin.
The Colonial Bowling Center is a trip back in time with it's retro styling and manual score keeping. This is a candlepin alley in true New England tradition. There is no snack bar, but there are vending machines available.