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“Excellent small museum documenting local participation in WWII” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eldred World War II Museum

Eldred World War II Museum
201 Main Street, P.O. Box 273, Eldred, PA 16731
814-225-2220
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Eldred
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Warren PA
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30 attraction reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Excellent small museum documenting local participation in WWII”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Eldred was the site of a munitions factory during WWII. This museum includes a well-told history of the war and the local contribution to the effort. It was larger than expected and gave us new insight into the war and the sacrifices at home. Eldred is also the site of one of the only remaining "S" bridges. Plan on at least an hour; we spent the afternoon. (Plan on Spragues' Maple Farm Restaurant for lunch or dinner in nearby Portville.)

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Indianapolis North Suburb
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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“Hdden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Well worth the stop, didn't know all the history of the area. Needs better parking, only 2-3 place in front so parked across the street in medical building parking lot.

Visited August 2012
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Bergen, New York
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“Gem of a museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We took our Boy Scout troop here on the way to a weekend camp out. The museum was great. Given the size of the town, we were not expecting much of a museum. The displays were well laid out and labeled. Every room was organized. We were amazed by the stuff they had on display. The museum looked very small from the road. However, when you get inside ther are lots of rooms. We had only planned to spend 45 minutes or an hour. We could have easily spent 2 hours or more. We expect to stop in again next year.
Also have to mention that the museum staff went out of their way to make the trip relevant to scouts. They had an impromptu presentation for the boys that was fabulous.
If you are ever driving through Eldred, stop in and check this place out. You will not be disappointed.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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“Great Quality Museum - Don't let the little town fool you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Every time I go to Eldred I try to go to this museum. The exhibits are rotated so there has been different things to see. The quality of the static and interactive exhibits and videos are top-notch. There is an extensive uniform collection and library on the 3rd floor. The basement has a great collection of artifacts, information on how Hitler rose to power (which is a scary resemblance to our present situation) and newspapers from various towns during the war. You will find information about all of the service branches and the role of the Ammunition Plant in Eldred during the war. Allow yourself a few hours and be prepared to learn a few things.

Visited July 2012
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Medina, New York, United States
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“daughter of WWII vet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Excellent collection-worth visiting- give yourself an hour to
really see everything.

Visited June 2012
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