The Northeast is home to some of the greatest museums in the world – with some great AAA discounts to match. Showcasing everything from fine arts to historic artifacts, these museums are at the top of their class.
Travel back to pilgrim times at Plimoth Patuxet, a living history museum that recreates Plymouth Colony and the home of the indigenous Patuxet people. Speak with knowledgeable interpreters and completely immerse yourself in this historic site. You can even climb aboard a recreation of a 17th-century ship. AAA members can get up to $4 off admission.
Haven’t had your fill of time travel? At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can talk to live actors, take part in interactive exhibits and explore the full-scale replicas of the ships. AAA members can save over 20% on admission.
One of the greatest illustrators of all time was from the Northeast, and you can step into his world at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Located in the artist’s hometown of Stockbridge, Mass., the Norman Rockwell museum boasts the world’s largest collection of original Rockwell art. You’ll be able to see original covers of The Saturday Evening Post, the Four Freedoms and more. You can also see works by other major American illustrators. With your AAA discount, you can save on admission at the Norman Rockwell Museum.
The Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan is a landmark institution, showcasing works from the 20th century and beyond. The iconic building was designed by none other than Frank Lloyd Wright. In addition to the vast collections of modern and contemporary art, the Guggenheim also hosts many special exhibitions and events. It’s not only one of the top museums in New York – it’s one of the top museums in the world. AAA members can get $3 off adult admission.
The USS Intrepid is a massive air carrier docked in New York City. Since 1982, it’s been the home of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. You’ll be able to explore the museum’s vast collection, view original artifacts, see historic footage and discover interactive exhibits. You’ll find the prototype NASA orbiter Space Shuttle Enterprise, the guided missile submarine Growler, the record-breaking British Airways Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD and so much more. It’s the perfect museum for people who want to really immerse themselves in sea, air and space history. AAA members can get 25% off general admission.
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the greatest museums in the world, featuring folk art, anthropological recreations, geological wonders, dinosaur fossils, a butterfly vivarium, cultural artifacts and more. If you want to visit, remember that AAA members can save up to 25% on admission.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, also known as the MoMA, is home to one of the world’s greatest collections of modern art. Inside its walls, you can experience photographs, paintings, sculptures, performance art, films and more. If you’re inspired, bring a sketch pad and pencil with you. AAA members can save over 20% on admission.
The Museum of Work & Culture, in Woonsocket, R.I., explores the life of the people who lived and worked in the Rhode Island mill towns of the 19th and 20th centuries. Guests can journey through nine interactive exhibits to experience the life of an immigrant millworker during this time, from a Quebecois farmhouse to a restored mill. AAA members can save on admission.
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