The Top 10 Things to Do and See in Waltham, Massachusetts

Today, Gore Place is a museum hosting events, walking tours and much more
Today, Gore Place is a museum hosting events, walking tours and much more | © LEE SNIDER / Alamy Stock Photo
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21 August 2020

Waltham is one of Massachusetts’s hidden treasures, with something for people of all ages. While it’s historically significant, it also has a fun, hip vibe to it. Find out the top 10 things to see and do in this quaint town.

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Museum
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The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation celebrates the United States’ industrial history along with its innovative future. With artefacts, such as a Victorian phone booth, documents, films and much more, its collection will inspire visitors of all ages.

Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

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This estate-turned-museum was the home of social reformer Robert Treat Paine and his family. Stonehurst is an architectural masterpiece designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, and its gardens by Frederick Law Olmsted (of NYC’s Central Park fame) are stunning. In addition to learning about a crucial piece of Massachusetts history, you can also explore the acres of land surrounding the property.

Rose Art Museum

Museum, Park, University
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The Rose Art Museum houses Brandeis University’s collection of contemporary art. Its world-class collection has more than 8,000 pieces from artists such as Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Bruce Conner. In addition to exhibitions, the museum also hosts performances and other events.

Spingold Theater Center

Concert Hall, Theater, University
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The Brandeis Department of Theater Arts is committed to forming a new generation of theater artists and musicians. Visit the Spingold Theater Center on campus to catch a show from one of the country’s best university theater programs. You will not be disappointed.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
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Visit Margaritas for some flavorful Mexican food and drinks, including tacos, enchiladas, margaritas and more. Depending on the night you visit, you may find exciting events, such as trivia or karaoke nights, making for a fun and relaxed night out with friends or family.
These recommendations were updated on August 21, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.