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Springfield Museums

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Address: 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA 01103
Phone Number: +1 413-263-6800
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The Springfield Museums, located in the heart of downtown Springfield...
The Springfield Museums, located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, is comprised of four world-class museums covering art, history, and science, plus the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.
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Oh, what history!

I traveled here recently with my friends, expecting to be bored and to leave shortly after arriving. How inaccurate that turned out to be! The museums were simply incredible. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Binghamton, New York
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Binghamton, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I traveled here recently with my friends, expecting to be bored and to leave shortly after arriving. How inaccurate that turned out to be! The museums were simply incredible. I loved seeing the originals from Europe and other parts of the world, dating from pre-Renaissance era. The paintings were very nice, and I loved the diversity in types of art... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Springfield museums are nice, well organized and mainly clean. I really want to see someday an awesome Dr Seus Museum because the one that there is, is not so entertaining to say. But overall i like this museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We are very fortunate to live in a city that has a world class museum (s) just a few miles down the road . Admission is free for all Springfield MA residents with proof of residency and for all others, one ticket buys you admission into all the museums - there is an incredible art museum with rare and famous... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We decided to visit the Springfield Museums in the spur of the moment. We were in town for a family reunion event and had a free day, so we spent it muddling through the local museums. We saw some really interested displays and really enjoyed the uniqueness.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It was very nice and very interesting to see many Japanese Armor and samurai swords. The collection is very extensive enough to be appreciated. The samurai armors were just beautiful and we can feel the culture and the era. The artifacts are just fascinating, the swords are excellent. Students of Eastern cultures can really get the feel of " Medieval... More 

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Corning
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a great group of museums! We visited the Science Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, the Springfield History Museum, and the Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculptures Garden. We took our 11-year old and 8-year old daughters and there was more than enough to keep them interested, as well as my wife and I. These museums will be a hit for... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice little Café on the grounds to grab a bite while visiting the 4 museums. Great way to spend a day. Got lucky & found a Groupon & saved some cash!

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We who live in this area tend to take The Quadrangle for granted. It is just a wonderful place to visit yourself or with family, especially young children. The Art Museum is beautiful with new exhibits coming and going all the time. The newest addition, the Museum of Springfield History is filled with wonderful nostalgia. The is now an excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Visited the Springfield Museums of Science and Fine Arts with my daughter's class Field Trip today; would recommend to adults and families. Plan to visit both of these if you visit the museums and enjoy the Dr. Seuss sculpture garden. Highlights of our visit were the Impressionist Room inside the Fine Arts Museum and the "Animal Secrets" Exhibit inside the... More 

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Rockville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My daughter and I stopped here while in town to visit colleges. This is a great little museum and their outside Dr Seuss garden is fantastic. Some beautiful sculptures that catch the flavor and whimsy of Ted Geisel's creations. There was a special exhibit about leather jackets through time which was very informative and interesting. Highly recommend!

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