Discover Worcester! Did you know that Worcester was the site of the first National Women's Rights Convention and the first perfect game in baseball? The birthplace of the monkey wrench and smiley face? The center of America's late 19th century valentine industry? Or, the hometown of Robert Goddard, the father of the American space program?
Learn all about the “Heart of the Commonwealth” in a visit to Worcester Historical Museum, founded in 1875. Discover Worcester's unique history and its role in the wider world in a visit to the Worcester Historical Museum at 30 Elm Street. Tour Salisbury Mansion at 40 Highland Street, restored to reflect life in Worcester in the 1830s, and learn about Worcester's transition from an agrarian community to an industrial giant. Research all this and more in the Museum extensive library of documents, prints, photographs, manuscripts, books, maps and other unique Worcester treasures.