Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
50 Oriol Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: (508) 852-2801
Fax: (508) 852-4605
Arts & Museums
The EcoTarium is an excellent place to learn about the ecosystem. The EcoTarium studies on nature and the flora and fauna kingdom. The museum has indoor and outdoor exhibits of natural history as well as animals in their natural habitats. They offer various educational programs, nature trails and other interesting activities that will help you get acquainted with nature. For further details, do visit their website.
Salisbury Mansion in Worcester dates back to the year 1772. The historic structure was commissioned by Stephen Salisbury. It now functions as a popular history museum of the city.
Now a renowned museum, the General Artemas Ward House is a beautiful historic property. The property of this house at Shrewsbury also includes a four levels barn, which is popular as the largest structure of New England. This former home, is now open to the public by the Harvard University as a museum that contains it's beauty and preserves. The house is visible to the tourists for a few hours during summers.
Bigelow Tavern Historic District is located at 60, 64 and 65 Worcester Street in West Boylston, Massachusetts. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It was built in the 1770s by Deacon Amariah Bigelow. As time passed by, the original building was redone by the members of West Boylston Historical Society.
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!
Built in 1768, this was the former home and tavern of Isaac Jones, one of Weston's famous citizens and for six generations of the Jones family after him. The Gold Ball Tavern has been a museum ever since the Golden Ball Tavern Trust in the 1960s. This handsome structure is reminiscent of an 18th-century tavern as its original interiors are retained and is full of history. Get a glimpse of the Revolutionary era with stories of the spies, tea party and more which are interesting. One of the key highlights of this unique museum is its yearly outdoor antiques show which supports the restoration and development of this fine building. Appointments are a must to visit the museum.
Get to know the story of French-Canadian immigrants and the city's textile manufacturing history at the Museum of Work and Culture. Explore the 19th-century farmhouse to the mill and find interesting exhibits that are educational and interactive. This period museum is indeed a local gem and a must visit when in town.
Concord Museum is an ideal first stop on a tour of the historic city. Home of the American Revolution's first battle and many literary greats, Concord offers a wealth of American history, all of which is displayed at the Museum. Artifacts from the revolution, such as the "one if by land, two if by sea" lantern are located here (you can buy your own reproduction in the museum gift shop), and special exhibits change throughout the year.
Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), was also the setting for her book Little Women. Learn about the author and US history in this literary and historic landmark, set in the pleasant Boston countryside. Guided tours of the house are available, with written tours in English and Spanish, and special events are held throughout the year.