I love Worcester. The reason I came to Massachusetts was that I'd been accepted at MIT and WPI. I chose WPI. It was a bit less expensive :). Worcester just has so many amazing things going for it. The Worcester Art Museum. Tons of colleges and universities. Shrewsbury Street with its restaurants. The ArtsWorcester art group. Beautiful murals! Delightful parks.
One thing Worcester no longer has is Higgins Armory but most of the collection still lives on at the Worcester Art Museum and can be seen in rotation.
I do love the Worcester Art Museum - have I mentioned that? Especially the medieval chapel. I could just sit there for hours.
Come on out to visit Worcester - there is plenty here to see!
It's pronounced WUH-strrr. Or some variant thereof, depending on your accent. Definitely not Worse-Ces-Ter.
It's the second most populated city in New England, after Boston. For a while Worcester nearly "won" that fight with Boston, when we built the canal linking us to Providence, RI. Unfortunately, Boston then rammed in the train lines to take control again, and that was that.
Worcester was home to the Worcester Lunch Car Diner company which made classic diners distributed all over the US.
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Let me know if you have any other notes, photos, or trivia to add for Worcester! All photos here were taken by me, Lisa Shea.
Worcester Region of Massachusets - main page
Massachusetts Regions - main page