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Museum of World War II Boston

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Address: 8 Mercer Road, Natick, MA 01760
Phone Number: +1 508-653-1944
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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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OUTSTANDING collection of World War II Memorabilia- Blew us away!

We had underestimated the extensive collection of Memorabilia this Museum had for the guests to view. We were stunned and AWED. We only covered half of the Museum when our legs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had underestimated the extensive collection of Memorabilia this Museum had for the guests to view. We were stunned and AWED. We only covered half of the Museum when our legs gave out... subsequently we have returned five times encouraging guests to join us. It is a MUST visit if you have an interest in World War II. Most of... More 

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1 Thank Joan S
Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not believe how incredible of an experience visiting the museum was. You do need a reservation in order to visit but for good reason. You are free to roam and pick up many of the WWII artifacts. You are also provided with an audio remote that discusses the historical significance of the items you are viewing. It is... More 

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My husband and I visited the Museum of World War II just outside of Boston, in Natick. It is an impressive collection of World War II memorabilia, letters, weapons, photos, newspaper articles, and everything else you can think of, representing the period after WW I through the end of World War II, in Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific. Many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I have visited many museums around the world. Lived in Natick for over 20 years and never visited the WWII Museum until last year. What a surprise! Definitely a must do when you can! Even great for kids. The collection covers almost all theaters of WWII and is very detailed. Many exhibits have items you can pick up and hold.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

My husband and I have been here twice, and both times were blown away by this private museum. The depth and quality of the artifacts are simply not to be believed. We have been to WW2 museums in Berlin, Paris, London, Nuremberg, and Bavaria, and this one is the tops. Very convenient to Boston. Visit and support them!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

So my wife and I were looking for local attractions and this museum peaked our interest. It really is fascinating that one man has gathered such interesting items from World War 2 . I asked my wife what time it was after being inside for what I thought was a little while, 5 hours had passed, that should tell you... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Hard to believe this is the collection of a single man! Both the documents and artifacts are just amazing - 7, that's right 7 enigma machines!

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

A local group toured and found it very interesting and unusual a collection in Natick. Call before going.

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Easton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

My fifteen year old son is a huge history buff. I was looking for something different to do over the winter break and discovered this museum. Wow! I was completely unprepared for how exceptional this museum would be. It was absolutely fascinating and we all really enjoyed it. I highly recommend a visit. The enigma machines and all of the... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

If you are a history buff this is a must see! Large collection of documents, letters, rifles, war plans, enigma machines, Patton's helmet and letters home, Churchill's jumpsuit. Signed copy of Scott's movie script with annotations. Jeep, tank, landing craft and more. Plan on spending some time there is a lot to see and read. I've been there 3 times... More 

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