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Address: 8 Mercer Road, Natick, MA 01760
Phone Number: +1 508-653-1944
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Description: Located just 20 minutes from Boston, The Museum of World War II is home to...
Located just 20 minutes from Boston, The Museum of World War II is home to the most comprehensive collection of original WWII artifacts & documents anywhere in the world. With more than 7,000 pieces on display, the museum uniquely shows the human story interwoven with the military and political events thru all of the artifacts that made up life, from everyday, to the most momentous decisions during the war. "It is a sacred mission to preserve the lives and heroic actions of all those people who fought on the battle fronts and home fronts to destroy the evil of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan." -Kenneth W. Rendell, Founder & Director.
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An amazing collection

I took my Grandfather to visit this museum and it was fantastic. They have so many artifacts and memorabilia that every aspect of the era is represented. We were particularly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I took my Grandfather to visit this museum and it was fantastic. They have so many artifacts and memorabilia that every aspect of the era is represented. We were particularly interested in the South Pacific area as that is where my grandfather served. He really enjoyed this museum as did I. I don't think you will ever see more items... More 

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Webster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My husband and I went for a visit here on Saturday, August 22, 2015. You must request a visit via email. It's an extensive collection. We were very impressed. My dad served in WWII under General Patton. The stature of him was so life like, I leaned over and told him how much my father admired him. The German display... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This museum is even better than a Smithsonian. It may be small but the thought and care put into each and every display is impressive. Don't skip the audio tour, it really adds to the experience. Amazing!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After seeing the movie the Imitation Game, and reading about the "infamous Enigma machine" we came across an article about this "little museum with lots of WWII memorabilia. (including the famous Enigma machine) . My son and I visited this museum and were blown away by the private collection one man has amassed. The museum is tucked away off of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A hidden gem in Natick, MA. The finest collection of WWII artifacts that I've ever seen. History that comes alive. Can spend hours there.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I actually visited this museum with my son, 7, and it was amazing. There truly is nothing like this ANYWHERE - this museum has Churchill's PJs and Hitler's toothbrush - HOLY COW! Just imagine the connections required to get this stuff!!!!!?!!!I am a history buff and my little one is a beginning history buff. We spent 2 hours there -... More 

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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Natick WWII Museum gives you a feeling of having been in WWII. You can touch and handle many of the items on display: rifles; tanks, code encryptation machines, etc. You can also read many of the original documents of the war, and hear many of the original sounds (air raid sirens). This museum is up-close and personal and has... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

As a retired Air Force Lt. Col. I have visited many military museums across the world. The Museum of World War II located in Natick, Ma has done a better job then any other. Better because of the flow (from country to country that became involved) and because of the sheer volume of original documents and artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A real gem .... rare artifacts from WW-II and especially europe. You don't want to miss this place. Actual Sherman Tank and lots of Nazi paraphernalia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I can only support all the positive statements made by other reviewers. This collection is stunning - I have visited several times and have only scratched the surface of the exhibits. The waiver is a must since many of the items re touchable. The owner/curator/director knows his collection and tries to impart the devastating impact of war on the soldier... More 

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