Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

Everyone heading to Massachusetts should make some room in their schedule to visit the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Here, you will find plenty of information surrounding trolley car No.10 by Shelburne Falls and Coltrain Street Railway. The trolley car is preserved in the museum and it was built in 1896 in Springfield. Although more than 100 years have passed since the No.10 was first functional it still carries on today. Visitors to the museum may take a ride on the trolley car in the same freight yard where it worked years ago. The No. 10 was once used to carry milk, mail, passengers, and other types of freight. A ride on this trolley car is not only educational, it’s a lot of fun because it really takes you back in time.

The museum is also home to many artifacts, pictures and the like dealing with the trolley and railroad. There are other rolling stock in addition to a caboose and even a steam locomotive. There are toy trains and electric model trains in the Kids Corner where the youngsters can have fun and enjoy playing with the trains.

The Shelburne Falls Trolley museum is open from May through November on holidays and weekends. There is great shopping around the museum, too, if you are interested in making a day of it. You can call 413-625-6628 to make ticket arrangements.

This is a great experience for the entire family and everyone will really enjoy learning more about trolleys, railroads, and the history surrounding them. Both young and old will appreciate this museum and it’s a great way to spend a whole day or even just an afternoon. So, the next time you are in Massachusetts be sure to make time for the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum.

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By Robert W. Benjamin

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Milwaukee Museum of Art in Wisconsin – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

An educational place to visit on your next Wisconsin vacation is the Milwaukee Museum of Art. Even if the sound of this doesn’t sound that great to you because you aren’t into museums or art you should still visit because it really is an experience of a lifetime. First of all you will see the Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, which is some amazing architecture that is worth the visit alone. In fact, this piece of architecture has received a great deal of attention worldwide for its beauty and architectural design. You really should visit the Milwaukee Museum of Art to see this beautiful Pavilion and for all the rest it has to offer as well!

The Art museum is located on Lake Michigan, which is beautiful in itself. It actually looks like a gigantic sailboat the way it is designed and the way the “wings” come up from the water, or the way it appears to come up from the water. This is a beautiful place to take some photos if you are into photography or if you simply like to remember the places you visited on vacation. The landscaping around the museum is also beautiful and practically a work of art in itself as well. By the time you have seen the exterior, landscaping, and the Pavilion you will already be overwhelmed with the beauty of the museum and sufficiently immersed in art to walk in the doors and see all that is on display. The exhibits change periodically although there are some permanent collections on display as well. You will be amazed at all that is on display and really enjoy the art inside even if you aren’t an art lover to begin with.

There is a parking garage underground just off Michigan Street however there is also metered parking on the street outside. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students are just $4 dollars. When accompanied by an adult children under 12 are free.

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By Robert W. Benjamin

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Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts – A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

Visit Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts and you will travel back in time to a country town where life was much less stressful and completely different than today. The era you will be faced with is from the late 1700s continuing through the early 1800s and you will be able to see what daily life was really like. You will learn a great deal about life during this time in New England and what locals lived like and how they surprised. You will be overwhelmed at the nature, the lifestyle, and the fact that things have changed so very much the last couple hundred years. In fact, the entire family will feel as if they are walking into a completely new world.

Old Sturbridge is an outdoor history museum that is truly unique with more than 40 original buildings to tour. The buildings were originally located throughout New England, but in order to create Old Sturbridge Village these buildings were researched and restored and then transported to the outdoor museum. There are homes, country stores, a school, meetinghouses, a law office, bank, carding mill, shoe shop, a pottery shop, a cooper shop, gristmill, and much more!

When you arrive at Old Sturbridge you will be greeted by staff in period costume. These individuals are referred to as history interpreters and they will lead you through the daily life of people from the early 19th century. You will hear a blacksmith hammering and see farmers plowing the fields the old-fashioned way. You will likely even smell fresh bread being baked in a fireplace! Old Sturbridge Village is made up of more than 200 acres, which makes it a very special place to visit ripe with new experiences for new and old family members alike.

The purpose behind Old Sturbridge Village is to provide Americans with a real life display of what life was like during the late 1700s and early 1800s.

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By Robert W. Benjamin

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