Tours and Trips

Reservations are necessary by stopping in-person at The Groton Center, calling 978-448-1170 or online through the MyActiveCenter link

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Tour and Cheesecake Factory 

Monday, January 9, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (approximately)

This event is currently full; please call to be added to the wait list. Groton Residents Only.

Admission is $23 per person and will be paid at the museum. Participants are responsible for the cost of lunch. Transportation is free and provided by the Groton COA Transportation Program.
Bus departs from The Groton Center at 10:00 a.m. and returns to The Groton Center at approximately 3:30 p.m. Maximum of
15 people. 
Join us for a guided Introduction of the Gardener Museum Tour. We will explore masterpieces of the Gardner Museum, learn about the history of the Museum’s founder and find out why this is one of the great private art collections in America. Following the museum tour we will go to The Cheesecake Factory in the Prudential Center before heading home!


Encore Casino, Boston

Thursday, March 9, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (approximately)

Join Us At New England’s Newest Casino!! Now open in Everett, Massachusetts! Try your luck with 2,800+ slot machines, including classic favorites, automated tables and the newest game titles. Enjoy 166 table games, from craps and roulette to blackjack and baccarat, all at state-of-the-art tables with superior service. It all adds up to an exciting, memorable five-star experience unlike anywhere else in Boston. Transportation provided by Bloom Tours. Bus departs from The Groton Center at 8:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 5:15 p.m. We will be at the Casino from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price: $35 Per Person. Price includes $20 free slot play and deluxe motorcoach transportation. Tip for bus driver is not included in price. Please make checks payable to the Town of Groton. Must register by February 15. Payments are due at time of registration. Minimum of 30 people for trip to run. 

Funds are available to subsidize or pay for COA classes, activities, day trips or programs for Groton residents. Contact Ashley Shaheen, Director, for further assistance.