What to do and see in Charlton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 15, 2017 Deane Carmody

Charlton in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Breweries. Discover best things to do in Charlton with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Charlton

1. Tree House Brewing Company

129 Sturbridge Rd, Charlton, MA 01507-5330 +1 413-523-2367
Excellent
73%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Tree House Brewing Company

Reviewed By C B - Boston, Massachusetts

We visited Treehouse on a beautiful snowy Saturday afternoon. What an amazing location, the facilities were unbelievably nice with a live band was playing. Staff was super friendly and the beer was delicious. I don’t know if I would’ve had such a great experience if we had to wait out side in the snow but I was glad we didn’t have to. Just wish we had more beer to choose from to take home with us. We would return for another visit.

2. Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1198 +1 508-347-0290
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Old Sturbridge Village

A recreated New England village, with authentic period buildings, provides vistors with an intimate view of life in the early 1800s.

Reviewed By GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat - Surf City, North Carolina

We visited during summer several years ago, (sorry for the late review) it was hot & the demos reflected a summer life style of New England in the early 1800s. Some of the demonstrations I enjoyed were; the blacksmith, tin shop, & the pottery. I...MoreThank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit several years ago and hope that you will come again in the future, perhaps in a different season or for a special event.

3. Optical Heritage Museum

12 Crane St, Southbridge, MA 01550-1994 +1 774-230-8016
Excellent
100%
Good
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5 based on 16 reviews

Optical Heritage Museum

Established in 1983, The Optical Heritage Museum is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the optical industry from the 19th century to the present. Home to one of the largest collections of ophthalmic products in the world, the museum is a tribute to both the evolution of optics and the effects the innovations have had to improve our everyday lives.

Reviewed By Cynthia N

I have had the opportunity to visit museums all over this world. Optical Heritage Museum is in a word a Treasure sure to inspire history buffs and anyone with eyes! It's packed with local anecdotes and displays scientific instrumentation in the development in Optometry and fiber optics: some currently the gold standard. Dick Whitney conveys his passion-in fact our visit marked his first day of employment at AO 43 years ago. The quality is as robust as The Smithsonian with free admission. I'm especially fascinated by the display of the eyeglass frames worn by Ben Franklin, JFKennedy, movie stars and beyond. If you're visiting Old Sturbridge Village be sure to add this stop just 5 miles away in Southbridge.

4. St. Anne's Shrine

16 Church St, Fiskdale, Sturbridge, MA 01518-1199 +1 508-347-7338
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

St. Anne's Shrine

Reviewed By Maurene_K - Dover, New Hampshire

Fiskdale sounds as though it’s some remote place. It isn’t. Fiskdale is part of Sturbridge.

My interest in visiting St. Anne's Shrine was mainly to see the special exhibit of Russian icons. Many icons in the exhibit dated from the 19th century.

It was a very well done exhibit and worth the trip to see them as works of art for a person of any religious faith.

The exhibit was easy access. It was though the back of the gift shop.

I did go around the grounds. It’s a well-kept site. The grounds are quiet and serene as the shrine is away from the main road. Even a non-Catholic can enjoy a contemplative religious experience here.

The bookstore/gift shop was nice. Most of the merchandise was religious in nature. I got some postcards and a couple of prayer cards that were appropriate for any Christian.

This attraction is a hidden gem.

I rate the site and the exhibit at 4.50.

I highly recommend a visit to this shrine even if it’s just to see the exhibit.

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5. Pine Ridge Country Club

28 Pleasant St, North Oxford, MA 01537-1004 +1 508-892-9188
Excellent
25%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Pine Ridge Country Club

PUBLIC Golf Course, Restaurant and Bar, and Banquet Facility, Friendly Staff, Great Food, Leagues, Memberships, Friday Couples League, Great Fun!

Reviewed By ogogolby - Sutton, Massachusetts

Barely better than it's neighbor Hillcrest CC, Pine Ridge is an 18 hole course with some interesting holes but needs some grooming. The kitchen has food ranging from terrific to less than edible depending on who the cook is on your day. Pro shop is always friendly. Parking can be a challenge.

6. Rock House Reservation

Route 9, West Brookfield, MA 01506 +1 978-840-4446
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Rock House Reservation

Kids will enjoy exploring the jumble of boulders that forms this "house," beyond which you'll discover a small, serene pond.

Reviewed By BeachGirl_CoffeeLuv - Belchertown, Massachusetts

What a beautiful hiking trail area and awesome climbing rocks! The rocks are huge and there are places to climb and explore. There are clearly marked trails and trail maps posted so you won't get lost. You must be able to hike as there are some flat trails; however the majority of the trails are for a more advanced hiker. The rocks could be a bit dangerous for younger children, but there are many great places for smaller children to explore. This is a state park so there is no camping, but you could enjoy a picnic here by the pond. Very pretty views and information in the rock house about the wildlife you may see. This is a great place to enjoy for an hour or two with your family. There is no admission fee.

7. Indian Ranch

200 Gore Rd, Webster, MA 01570-6815 +1 508-943-3871
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Indian Ranch

Reviewed By Maurene_K - Dover, New Hampshire

En route to the Indian Princess paddle-wheeler’s dock, we got a brief tour of the Indian Ranch.

Indian Ranch was built as a campground on the shores of Lake Webster, formerly known by the Nipmuck people as:
Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.

Now, it also features an outdoor concert venue with a relatively small covered stadium and open-air metal bleachers. The combination of mixed seating supposedly held 3,000 people. The stage was relative small. We were given the concert schedule. The Charlie Daniels Band was there Sept. 9th. Bret Michaels was there Sept.10th. Other big names in the 2017 season included Pat Benetar, The Marshall Tucker Band, Eddie Money, Huey Lewis & The News, Josh Turner and Dwight Yoakam.

In the adjacent area, a large building was under construction. We learned that it was to be a restaurant with large picture windows overlooking the lake.

And, its fourth feature is the Indian Princess Mississippi River-style paddle-wheeler.

In all, it was developing into a very nice facility.

We enjoyed our time here very much.

With what exists there now and what is to come soon, we rate the Indian Ranch at 5.0.

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8. Buffumville Lake

Old Oxford Road, Charlton, MA
Excellent
52%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Buffumville Lake

Reviewed By Steen33

Be sure to explore the waters on both sides of the road by paddling through the tunnel. Once you paddle past the swimming area you are on an undeveloped pond with active beavers down the far end. The other end has lots of waterfowl and you can get out at the dam to take a good look at it. Minimal powered boat traffic.

9. Clara Barton Birthplace

66 Clara Barton Rd, North Oxford, MA 01537-1301 +1 508-987-2056
Excellent
25%
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4 based on 4 reviews

Visitors to the birthplace are guided through the historic house as they learn about Clara Barton's role as a Civil War battlefield nurse and as founder of the American Red Cross. The museum displays items which belonged to Miss Barton, including her Civil War field desk and a quilt signed by Civil War veterans.

Reviewed By gina3981 - Brewster, Massachusetts

I visited the Clara Barton birthplace in June of 2012. It is located in a peaceful area tucked next to an idyllic summer camp. The tour guide gave me a wonderful tour of the house and I even got to see a document signed by Abraham Lincoln! I learned so much I didn't know about Clara Barton and was impressed with how the soldiers of that era showed so much respect and gratitude to her by making her a quilt. Lovely place to visit.

10. Notre Dame Parish

61 Marcy St, Southbridge, MA 01550-1877 +1 508-765-0601
Excellent
79%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Notre Dame Parish

Notre Dame Church is a brilliant example of Rococo Architecture, an impressive place of worship or just to enjoy the beauty. Each stone was purchased from the surplus of the Spanish American War for $1.00 each from the U.S. Government. Secretary of State William Leonard Marcy willed his family's Estate for the site of new parish. Ask for a tour- Margaret Ferrand Office Manager.

Reviewed By k123-foodie - Phoenix, Arizona

Amazing if u like churches. This was built with old immigrant labor back in the day. Cool to vist but not an attraction. Its a church

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