324 North Main Street
Petersham, MA 01366
Harvard’s Fisher Museum is a small museum located in the Harvard Forest that aims to teach visitors about New England woodlands. In addition to the Fisher Museum, the Harvard forest, one of North America’s oldest managed forests, contains research facilities and recreational trails.
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Fisher Museum Attractions
The Fisher Museum at the Harvard Forest contains exhibits on current research occurring at the forest in addition to twenty-three dioramas with information about New England forests. Eight dioramas educate visitors on the landscape history of Central New England, six dioramas involve conservation issues in the history of New England forests, and the last models portray forest management in Central New England. The museum also contains a featured presentation about some aspect of the area’s woodlands as well as different videos available for viewing.
Fisher Museum Hours
The museum is open from 9am to 4pm Monday-Friday, and in May through October is open on the weekends. The Fisher Museum and primary trailhead of the Harvard Forest are located on Massachusetts Route 32 in Petersham.