What are some things to do in Medford, Massachusetts?


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As of 2016, Wright's Tower, the Royall House and Slave Quarters, and the Tufts University Art Gallery are among the attractions in Medford, Massachusetts. Visitors can also shop at the Celtic Revival.

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Tufts University Art Gallery is in the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center on one of the Tufts campuses. The gallery hosts various galleries and exhibits, including works by Albrecht Dürer, Helen Frankenthaler, Andy Warhol, Richard Misrach and Alice Neel. Exhibits include regular Master of Fine Arts exhibitions and thematic exhibits. The museum website has a calendar of events available for viewing.

The Royall House and Slave Quarters is a historic site that showcases life in the 19th century. The house was once in the hands of the largest slave-owning family in Massachusetts. Visitors can view the house, slaves' quarters, property and artifacts from its history. As of 2016, “Digging for History” and “Learning from the Landscape” are two exhibits that are available at the site, and regular tours are available during certain times of the year.

Wright's Tower sits around the Middlesex Fells Reservation, a large area of forests and lakes with hiking and fishing opportunities. Visitors can access Wright's Tower from some of the trails and fire roads around Bellevue Pond.

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