Amherst History Museum

Amherst, MA

Where are we going?

Amherst History Museum
67 Amity St
MA 01002

413 256-0678

What is there to do?

It's all about history at Amherst History Museum, and even the building is part of its history! 

Dating back to 1750, the Simeon Strong House is now the home of the Amherst History Museum which tells the story of the town's colonial past, through the industrial age and right into present day.

The museums exhibits are filled with decorative arts, and paintings, and a number of artifacts that showcase life through the decades, including household implements, agricultural tools and other pieces of this New England towns 300 year old history.

The collections in the museum range from the ordinary to the completely unique, and really give kids a deeper understanding of every day life through the ages, often missing from history books.

Amherst History Museum's exhibits rotate throughout the year, so you can always go back and see something new with every visit!

One visit you might be learning all about the fashions through the ages, and another you might be learning about a specific element of life in the kitchen, or the family room from 100 years ago.

Amherst History Museum also puts on a number of fun events across the season, with some perfect for kids and the family, so keep an eye on their online calendar so you can put the dates in your diary!

The rich history of New England's Amherst is ready and waiting for you at the aptly named Amherst History Museum. Just what will YOU discover when you visit?

There is only one way to find out!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free admission, donations welcome

Children: Free admission, donations welcome


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to ask about the accessibility as it's a historic building


When can we go?

12pm - 4pm Friday & Saturday

Season runs May to November


Any top tips?

Check out the fun events on their webpage as they are often fun for kids and adults!

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