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25 Things to do in New England for $25 or Less

Sunday, February 21, 2016


The roller coaster ride of weather continues in New England. 

After about a week of brutally cold temperatures, this weekend is likely going to feel like summer, maybe not, but it will be much warmer. 

Therefore, get out of the house and do some cool things for a very reasonable cost. 

See the Slideshow Below for things to do in New England for $25 or less 


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The Breakers

Newport, Rhode Island 

The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages," and is a national historic landmark.

The Breakers is a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America.

Admission is $20

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Tour Fenway Park

Baseball season is not all that far away and what better way to get excited for the Red Sox than to take a tour of Fenway Park? 

The cost of a Fenway Park tour is $18.

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Worcester Art Museum 

Worcester, Massachusetts 

The Worcester Art Museum has plenty of cool exhibits to keep you entertained for hours like Flora in Winter or their Blue Photography exhibit. The Museum is a great place for families and kids of all ages. 

The Museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m from Wednesday to Friday and Sunday and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. 

Admission is $14 

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Newport Art Museum 

Newport, Rhode Island

The Newport Art Museum is filled with historical pictures, exhibits and activities for the entire family. You may want to even take part in the Winter Speaker Series this is under way. 

The Newport Art Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. 

Admission is just $10 for adults. 

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Go to Top of Boston's Prudential Center 

Boston, Massachusetts

Go all the way to the top of the Prudential Center and enjoy the view of the city. See if you can spot Fenway Park. 

Admission is $17 for adults and $12 for kids under 12. 

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Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour

Waterbury, Vermont 

Take a 30 minute tour of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory in Vermont and see where your favorite flavors of ice cream are made.

The factory is open year round and admission is just $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and kids 12 and under are FREE.

Photo courtesy of Ben & Jerry's

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Tour the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Burlington, Vermont

Book a tour of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and see how everyone's favorite stuffed animals are made. Tours run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost just $4 for adults, $3 for kids and children 12 and under are FREE.

Photo courtesy of Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

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Tour Harpoon Brewery 

Boston, Massachusetts 

For just $5, you can take a tour of Harpoon Brewery and see everything that goes into making beer. That $5 also includes beer tasting. 

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RISD Museum 

Providence, Rhode Island 

The RISD Museum contains a broad range of works from around the world, including ancient Egypt, Asia, Africa, ancient Greece and Rome, Europe, and the Americas.

 The RISD Museum houses over 86,000 works of art.

Admission is $12.

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Mark Twain House 

Hartford, Connecticut

Visit the house where the famous author wrote some of his greatest works, which also happen to be some of the greatest works of all time. 

Admission for adults is $19

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Allagash Brewing Company

Portland, Maine

Allagash Brewing Company offers FREE beer tasting every day that they are open. Participants receive four, 3 oz samples of beer during the tasting.

The tastings do change every few days.

Photo courtesy of Allagash Brewing Company

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Patriots Hall of Fame

Foxboro, Massachusetts 

Still in Patriots depression? 

Head to Patriot place and walk through the Hall of Fame, relive some of the greatest moments in Patriots history and see some really cool memorabilla. 

Adult tickets are just $10. 

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

North Adams, Massachusetts

Located in the Berkshires, the Museum of Contemporary Art has an exhibit for just about everyone. One of their exhibits is titled entertaining doubts by Jim Shaw and details the fall of heroes, the economy and more. 

Admission to the gallery is $18 and kids under five are FREE. 

Photo courtesy of MASS MoCA

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Worcester Historical Museum 

Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester is home to some important historical events. Learn all about them through exhibitions, education programs and special events presented throughout the year. 

Admission is $5 for adults 

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The Willard House and Clock Museum

North Grafton, Massachusetts 

The museum includes the original homestead and workshop of America's premiere 18th century clock makers. Over 75 Willard clocks are displayed in period room settings, along with family portraits, furnishings and ceramics.

Admission for adults is $10 

Photo courtesy of Willard House & Clock Museum

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Providence Children's Museum

Providence, Rhode Island

The Providence Children's Museum has great events and exhibits for children and families. Makes for a great way to spend an afternoon.

Admission to the museum is just $9.

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Tour Sam Adams Brewery

Boston, Massachusetts 

Take a FREE tour of Sam Adams Brewery and see where some of the best beer is made. Learn about the history of Sam Adams beer, how it's made, experience the entire craft brew process and of course try some samples.

The tour departs every 45 minutes and lasts about an hour.

Photo courtesy of Sam Adams Brewery

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Visit the L.L. Bean Flagship Store

Freeport, Maine

The L.L. Bean Flagship store in Maine is open all hours, literally. The store is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year to fill everyone's shopping needs.

Admission to the store is free of course and there is plenty of cool things to buy for $25 or less.

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 

Springfield, Massachusetts 

See where the legends of the game are honored at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. 

The Hall of Fame is open Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Admission for an adult is $22. 

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Fruitlands Museum

Harvard, Massachusetts

The Fruitlands Museum offers four galleries of New England history set on 200 acres of land with 2.5 miles of walking trails woven into it for folks to enjoy the scenery. Admission to the museum is $5

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Tour Newport Storm Brewery 

Newport, Rhode Island 

Take a guided or self guided tour through Newport Storm Brewery and be sure to help yourself to some tastings as well while you are there. 

A beer tasting costs $9 and gets you 4 Newport Storm samples while a rum tasting costs $10 and gets you 3 samples of Thomas Tew Rum. 

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Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum

Stockbridge, Massachusetts

The Norman Rockwell Museum, located in the Berkshires is filled with cool art, exhibits, new digital experiences and even a gift shop.

Admission to the museum is $18

Photo courtesy of Norman Rockwell Museum

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Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History 

Providence, Rhode Island

The park and museum are named after Roger Williams, the founder of Providence, and is located on land donated by Williams family. The museum is part of the Providence Parks. It was founded in 1896. 

Admission to the museum is $2 

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Explore the Site of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride 

Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church, located on Salem Street, is Boston's oldest surviving church, and it's also the place where Paul Revere gave the signal that the "British were coming," on April 18,1775.

Once he gave the signal, two lanterns were raised high, meaning that they were coming by sea to Lexington and Concord, not land. 

This event began the American Revolution.

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Boston Fire Museum 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Since 1983, the Boston Fire Museum has operated in the old fire house on Congress street showing off the history of the Boston Fire Department. The Museum shows off antique fire equipment, fire alarm displays, photo displays and artifacts. 

Admission to the Museum is FREE. 


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