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“Educational” 4 of 5 stars
Review of American Antiquarian Society

American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 471-1721
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Ranked #6 of 54 things to do in Worcester
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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum is only open at specific times but their treasures are great. Students and scholars can be found there and the staff is helpful and pleasant.

Visited November 2013
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Superb Collection of American documents and newspapers pre-1870”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Excellent collection, staff is most helpful. One of the best collections of early American Newspapers and Broadsides in the U.S. Coverage is national, not all material is in the on-line catalog. If you are looking for something specific a call to the reference department may be helpful.

Visited March 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Check to see if they still offer free Fri night lectures at certain times of year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I just want to add that this place used to offer a series of free lectures on certain Friday
nights. I haven't gotten to one, but that looks like a very worthwhile activity. If you contact them they can tell you about the lectures; they may be only available during a certain time
of year and only on select Friday nights. Of, they may no longer be offering them.

Visited April 2012
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Sheffield, Massachusetts
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“This is unknown and has limited access”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I went here to do research.
This is a rare place and repository of printed materials that were created before the Civil War. The current repository is the Library of Congress.

The building is a small version of what Jefferson would have built.

Access is limited to researchers.

Visited January 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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“A local treasure with universal appeal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

There are very interesting archives which can be seen on a tour. Many lectures are held here throughout the year. Famous writers are often to be heard here.

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