Top 10 Tourist Attractions Worcester, MA  

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Worcester is the second largest city in all of New England.  Unfortunately, it often doesn’t garner the attention that it deserves, as the city always has to live in the shadow of Boston which is less than forty miles away in the east. Tourists are also less likely to visit this amazing city, as many incorrectly believe that the only interesting attractions are to be found along the coastal cities.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  In fact, some of the most amazing sights in all of New England can be found in this bustling city of 200,000 inhabitants.

1) Hanover Theatre

This theatre was built back in 1902 and was a successful business that produced burlesque and Broadway shows for residents of the city.  Today, it hosts world class performers, musicians, and artists from around the world.  With shows constantly being available throughout the year, you’ll definitely want to see what is showing at this historical theatre when you visit Worcester.

2) Higgins Armory Museum

Have an interest in military history?  Do you like watching all those bloody war documentaries on The History Channel?  Well now you can see many of the great artifacts of armies from yesteryear up close by visiting this remarkable museum of armor and armory.  It houses a collection of knights armor from the 15th and 16th centuries that is simply unparalleled. 

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3) Mechanics Hall

This Renaissance-style building was built in 1857 and is widely regarded as one of the finest concert halls still in existence today.  With amazing acoustical features and one-of-a-kind intricate beauty, it is the perfect place to take in a show while in town.

4)Bancroft Tower

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This odd architectural icon is a 56 foot tall tower that resembles an old feudal fortress.  It was built in 1900 and can be seen today in Salisbury Park.

5) Worcester Art Museum 

WAM is the second largest art museum in all of New England. It contains 35,000 priceless paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts. Highlights include their 20th century collection that contains masterpieces from such artists as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, and El Greco.

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