Central Massachusetts features a unique and rich cultural heritage. From quintessential New England landscapes and orchards, to the ubiquitous triple-decker homes that sprung up from the working families of the Industrial Revolution, the culture of Central Massachusetts is engrained unlike many other parts of the country. Preservation Worcester presents a series of walking and bus tours that highlight the city’s architectural and historical treasures. The tours offer a unique experience for visitors and natives of Worcester alike. All tours are available by appointment for groups and make a perfect way to introduce visitors to the history of the city, or to treat employees or social groups to a unique outing.
Central Massachusetts was famously shaped through the mill and factory industry. The Blackstone Valley in particular is known as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Immigrants flocked to the area in search of a new life and to make a living in the many factories and mills in the area. As such, the culture of Central Massachusetts also reflects the different ethic groups that settled here. The fusion of diverse groups has resulted in a unique collection of cultural attractions, from the Museum of Russian Icons to Old Sturbridge Village a living museum of Americana life from 1790 - 1840.
Central MA offers a collection of diverse and unique moments in history… such as ... Did you know that the first public reading of the United States’ Declaration of Independence in Massachusetts was read in Worcester in 1776? You can experience history at the Worcester Historical Museum or take a quick glance at more unique Central MA facts. Make time for a visit to one of Central MA’s many unique historical or cultural sites or museums. The Central MA Convention and Visitors Bureau is a great resource for your travel plans. Be sure to check our calendar of events for upcoming cultural and historic events in the area.
Central MA - where there is so much, so close... don't miss out on our hidden gems of history and culture!