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Worcester Historical Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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To Worcester with Love

A Valentines Day treat to visit this local gem for the first time. Free February admission got my... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2019
daxmurphy
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Holden, Massachusetts
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A place to be proud of

I visited Worcester, MA because I am from Worcester, England. This museum highlighted how important... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Sue L
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester Historical Museum (WHM) is the only institution solely devoted to the preservation, interpretation, and collection of Worcester History. WHM includes a research library of over 7,000 titles, an archive that houses thousands of documents...more
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30 Elm St, Worcester, MA 01609-2570
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expected a larger museum so was a little surprised. We were in and out in less then one hour. The display of historical items was well organized depicting the local area. The staff was friendly and courteous welcoming us with a pleasant smile.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

A Valentines Day treat to visit this local gem for the first time. Free February admission got my friend and me there but really, I’d gladly go back and pay the $5 admission. The museum entrance is on Elm St. but if you approach via...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

I visited Worcester, MA because I am from Worcester, England. This museum highlighted how important Worcester, MA was in terms of inventions and 'firsts'. However, I would have liked some clue as to whether Worcester, England citizens settled here and that's why it was called...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

this little museum is well-presented and offered something for everyone. My 12 year-old was well entertained by trying his hand at running a cafe at Mrs. B's Diner, submitting an invention to the patent process to learning about the origin of the yellow happy smiley...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

The museum contains a room filled with informative facts about Worcesters history. Lots of artifacts and inventions created by former Worcester residents. Details about the city's important impact as an industrial center during the war. Worth the time and effort if you're interested in history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Expected a larger museum so was a little surprised. We were in and out in less then one hour. The display of historical items was well organized depicting the local area. The staff was friendly and courteous welcoming us with a pleasant smile.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CDM49
Reviewed March 12, 2018

This small museum provides interesting background on the history of Worcester. The main focus is on the industrial history of the city, which also includes information on the immigrant community over time. They also have an extensive exhibit on the role of citizens in World...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank SGSSaratoga
Reviewed November 23, 2017

This was our 3rd visit to this museum. We use it for genealogical research since they have an excellent collection of old City Directories and maps. The staff is excellent and willing to help you all they can. We have not yet spent time in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

The museum obviously specializes in Worcester history. Great exhibits of people, businesses and sites that put Worcester on the map. The day we were there they had lots of hands on activities for kids which was nice. The exhibits, videos and information was beautifully done...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank anner0ck
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This is a great place to visit when in town. It has an excellent exhibit on the industrial history of Worcester and New England. They also have a great collection of artifacts and cute little store too.

Date of experience: July 2016
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$5.00 for adults, and kids under 18 are free. Can't beat it!
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