Enhance your visit to Worcester Historical Museum by joining a tour, lecture, concert, performance, family day, party or other event offered throughout the year.  Take a tour of Salisbury Mansion, Worcester’s only historic house museum, conduct research in the Library or browse for gifts in the Museum Store.

Upcoming Events

Spill the Tea – Tour of Salisbury Mansion

Thursday, May 9 – 2pm at Salisbury Mansion, 40 Highland Street, Worcester

Join us for a special tour of Salisbury Mansion focusing on all things tea based! Tea became a focal point of the Revolutionary War and was important to social conventions in the nineteenth century, as well.  This tour will discuss how the Salisbury family was involved in the trade, purchase, and sale of tea by exploring various art and artifacts throughout the Mansion. A special focus will be on decorative arts, specifically the tea sets which are displayed throughout the house.

“Spill the Tea” is the perfect opportunity to explore the Mansion and enjoy the experience as part of our expanding theme-based tour offerings.

Registration is required and limited to 12 people. Tickets are $10 per person and FREE for WHM Members.   Register Today» 

For Mother’s Day weekend at Worcester Historical Museum! 

4th Wall Stage Company and Worcester Historical Museum presents “Representation and How to Get it” by Joyce Van Dyke.  

Show Times: Friday, May 10 – 7:00PM; Saturday, May 11 – 2PM and 7PM

This performance centers on the extraordinary poet and visionary Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and her journey as a charismatic human rights campaigner and a passionate activist on behalf of women’s rights and votes for women.  Now, in this moving call to arms, she speaks passionately to our own time.  She was also considered the originator of the 1870 Mother’s Day Proclamation, now known as Mother’s Day. Starring Elaine Vaan Hogue, directed by Judy Braha.

$20 – General Admission; $17 – Museum Members and Seniors; $10 – Students

Purchase your tickets today at 4th Wall Stage Company Presents: Representation and How to get it (

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Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-4PM
Every fourth Thursday until 8:30PM

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(By appointment only) Wednesday-Saturday

Salisbury Mansion
Thursday-Saturday, 1-4PM

Closed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day


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