RETURNING TO THE CHARLES RIVER MUSEUM!
It's Waltham's biggest celebration of its diverse area restaurants, Massachusetts' best breweries, and some great wine–The WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, now its 27th year, and returning to where it all began, The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation!
The Charles River Museum is located in the historic Francis Cabot Lowell Mill, one of the great historic sites of the American Industrial Revolution, and you will be able to roam the artifacts and exhibits highlighting the history of our great country–all right over the river from the Moody Street "Restaurant Row" of one of the most celebrated American food towns: Waltham, Massachusetts.
Famous for its ethnic diversity, Waltham’s dynamic food scene will be on elegant display at the Festival. American, Cuban, Italian, Greek, Mexican, Spanish, Persian, and more are all a part of city's food scene, and we will be presenting many of our fine local restaurants, and highlighting their unique tastes and flavors, for you to savor.
Alongside all that great food, you'll be able to sample and try some of Massachusetts best craft beers, and the connoisseurs at Gordon’s Fine Wines & Liquors will be serving samples of an array of noteworthy and delicious wines to complete the evening’s gourmet experience. — Whether you want to pursue your newest culinary curiosities or established passions, this is the event for you!
As if all the delicious food, wine, and craft beer weren’t enough to make for a great evening out, there will also be live music, as well as a Silent Auction featuring a diverse selection of great lifestyle prizes, including (of course!) restaurant meals, hotel stays, theatre and sporting event tickets, and many more great experiences. All proceeds will benefit the exhibits and programs of THE CHARLES RIVER MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY & INNOVATION, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.
For a current list of participating Waltham restaurants and the breweries joining the WALTHAM FOOD, WINE, & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL in 2019, visit walthamfoodandwine.com.
For more information on the Charles River Museum, visit charlesrivermuseum.org.
IMPORTANT DIRECTION AND PARKING INFORMATION FOR THE CHARLES RIVER MUSEUM
There is NO Museum Visitor Parking at the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill complex. You will be subject to tow by the Mill.
If you are coming to the Charles River Museum for the first time, it is helpful to follow the directions, map and advice below: While the Museum’s address is 154 Moody St. in Waltham, we are not right on the street but rather at the far end of the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill complex.
Because there is no Museum Visitor parking at the Mill, we recommend using the many public lots in Waltham. The one closest and most accessible to the Museum is the Embassy Parking Facility off Pine St. Enter 42 Cooper St into your GPS to locate the entrance to the lot. To then reach the Museum, cross the footbridge which crosses the Charles River and then keep to your right along the Mill. A brief 2-5 minute walk will bring you to our Visitor Entrance. The Charles River Museum is directly under the factory smokestack. Please DO NOT BRING VEHICLES DOWN THE LANDRY WAY PATH. It is restricted to Emergency Vehicles ONLY and is a DEAD END with no turnaround.
If walking coming from Moody St itself, enter at the pathway immediately North of the Moody St Bridge next to Enterprise-Rent-A-Car. Follow to the right alongside the Charles River and down Landry Way along the river side of the Mill. If you need further assistance or information, the Museum phone number is 781-893-5410 We look forward to seeing you at the Museum!