Salisbury Cultural District Discovery Trails

Explore the Heart of Worcester

There’s so much to see and do! These three Discovery Trails bring you into the heart of Worcester’s historic Salisbury Cultural District. Follow the suggested 2.5 mile trail or create your own. Meet trailblazers, explore cultural treasures or take a photo safari with the family. The interactive trails include maps for precise orientation at any place along the way.

Discover Cultural Treasures

Have an adventure full of surprises!

Grab your phone and take a fun walk through Worcester’s iconic Salisbury Cultural District. No need to rush. There are plenty of places to pause for food, photo ops and shopping. Explore up close stunning architecture, world-renowned decorative and visual arts and sweeping natural landscapes.

Meet the Trailblazers

Journey into Worcester’s innovation history!

Major Taylor on his bicycle

Get to know some of the extraordinary entrepreneurs, heroes, inventors, artists and visionaries who helped shape the city of Worcester and lay the groundwork for future achievements. Learn about the innovations that have their roots right here in the Salisbury Cultural District.

My S·C·D Photo Safari

See what treasures you can find!

Kids love scavenger hunts and posing for selfies and photos! Bring the curious children in your life on this exciting Photo Safari Discovery Trail and see if they can snap all of the selfie moments at three Salisbury Cultural District destinations. The Photo Safari is just the right amount of time for a family’s busy schedule. Be sure to bring your smartphone or camera to capture your discoveries and share them with your friends on social media.

Massachusetts Cultural Council logo

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. The State’s Cultural District Initiative was launched in 2011 by an act of the state legislature to drive economic growth, strengthen our distinctive local character, and improve the quality of life of families across Massachusetts. Worcester’s Salisbury Cultural District is one of approximately 50 state-designated cultural districts in the commonwealth.