- Our list of the best things to do in Worcester, Massachusetts, features the top 142 nearby activities — including 55 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Worcester, MA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Museums & Galleries, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of Worcester, MA , followed by 126 popular activities in nearby cities, including Framingham, Marlborough, Natick, Franklin, Fitchburg, Shrewsbury, Leominster, Woonsocket, Sturbridge, North Smithfield, Putnam, Concord, Woodstock, Marblehead, Chepachet and Harrisville
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Regatta Point Community Sailing is an outdoor sailing, kayaking, and paddle boating facility and training center. The center offers activities including boat maintenance lessons, model boating, human powered boats, and advanced sailing.