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Our Visitor Center
Route 2 Westbound
Lancaster, MA
Between Exits 35-34
(978) 534-2302

Be sure to visit our Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center when you’re in our neck of the woods. Located on Route 2 West in Lancaster, Mass., between exits 35 and 34, it’s chock-full of helpful brochures and locally made crafts, books, jams and jellies, giftware and souvenirs of all kinds. Our trained staff and volunteers will enjoy welcoming you to the Center, and providing you with customized travel advice and “insider information." 

We are open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Welcome to Johnny Appleseed Country Tourist Center

News & Upcoming Events

Winter Nights in Appleseed Country

Just because it is cold outside does not mean there is nothing to do in Appleseed Country. Check out our Live Music Scene this Winter Season. We have plenty of it!

Perhaps the largest scene in the area is the Bull Run Restaurant 215 Great Rd. in Shirley. The Bull Run hosts well known bands almost every weekend and sometimes on week nights. To see their full schedule, click here. For tickets, call (978) 425-4311.

The Gardner Ale House at 74 Parker St. in Gardner has Blue Mondays at 7pm, Big Music and Ladies' Night on Thursdays at 9pm, Live music on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 8:30pm, and a Downtown Live Jazz Brunch on Sundays between 9am and 10am. For more information, visit or call (978) 669-0122.

Wachusett Mountain at 499 Mountain Rd. in Princeton has Live in the Coppertop Lounge all week long with a wide variety of types of music. Click here for the 2015 schedule or call (978) 464-2300.

The Old Mill Restaurant at 69 State Rd East (Rt. 2A) in Westminster has live music every fourth Friday of the month featuring Lee Wolloff with soft rock from the 60's and 70's. In the Pub on the third Friday of the month, it's Jeremy Bell with Irish music. For more information, click here or call (978) 874-5941.

At the King Phillip Restaurant at 35 State Rd. (Rt. 2A) in Phillipston, it's the area’s coziest lounge in Twohey's Tavern providing a gorgeous fireplace creating a relaxing atmosphere, enhanced by overstuffed chairs and love seats. A 12-tap selection of beer, as well as several margarita and martini specials accompany their full bar. Every Friday and Saturday night they offer live acoustical entertainment from 7pm-11pm. Call (978) 249-6300 or (978) 249-6263 for more information.

Destari at 320 Main St. in Fitchburg is a newer up scale martini bar in downtown Fitchburg. They have various live music events on Friday and Saturday nights. Click here or call (978) 345-5734 for more information.

We hope you enjoy your time in Appleseed Country!

photo courtesy of the Bull Run Restaurant

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Are you interested in learning more about Johnny Appleseed Country while serving your community at the same time? Then volunteer some time at the Visitor Center on Rt 2 between Exits 35-34 Westbound. For more information, click here for our flyer or please contact Diane Burnette at (978) 534-2829 or email

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