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Fisher Museum at Harvard Forest

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WOW!! Home schooling heaven - for forestry and art.

I joined a friend for a walk in Harvard Forest and was expecting just a walk in the woods. We... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
Amherst, Massachusetts
Ecological history and mote

Displays demonstrating the ecological history of the area along with lots of information about the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Boston, United States
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

I joined a friend for a walk in Harvard Forest and was expecting just a walk in the woods. We stopped in to use the bathroom beforehand and found the building bustling with people. This is an active research center. We were alone in the...More

2  Thank Wildflower01945
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Displays demonstrating the ecological history of the area along with lots of information about the present state. Great local resource or overview for visitors.

1  Thank A7155SNthomasj
Reviewed November 9, 2016

The dioramas are incredibly detailed. Fields and farms and forests. Miniature trees with each leaf and branch individually sculpted from copper sheet and wire. The backdrop paintings of sky and distant hills are drop dead gorgeous with fascinating use of forced perspective to give the...More

1  Thank latefordinner
Reviewed June 19, 2016

I always wanted to visit and finally went today. It was great if you are curious about the New England landscape and forestry practices in this area. It is a very educational place for students.

1  Thank JRenfrew
Reviewed June 12, 2015

We literally just walked into the building. While it is open to the public seems like walking into a private building. The dioramas are gorgeous in detail setting out how the landscape has changed over the years. The detail in the models of trees and...More

1  Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

You can walk around virtually alone and view the historical dioramas about the forest and the research work. Free admission but only a jerk wouldn't leave a donation!

3  Thank BumblechickFood
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Some museums are for the public. The Fisher Museum in Petersham is very good, but as one reviewer has already noted "it's the wrong place," if you're looking for food, music, and lots of people.... The Fisher Museum will interest environmentalists, historians, preservationists, and some...More

1  Thank CelticRambler
Reviewed January 20, 2012

This museum is run by Harvard University but nowhere near the university. I liked trees and nature so I like this. If you are looking for a tourist attraction with food, music and lots of people, you really came to the wrong place! This is...More

3  Thank GageMan
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