Military History Society of Rochester

Military History Society of Rochester

Military History Society of Rochester

Military History Society of Rochester
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Military Museums • History Museums
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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David J
Rochester, NY54 contributions
Fun & Informative
Dec 2019
We visited over the December holiday with my out-of-town relatives. There is something for everyone; displays on women's participation in the defense of our nation throughout various time periods as well as all kinds of military equipment from the revolutionary times up until present day. There is no shortage of historical relics and the docents there are always very knowledgeable and very willing to answer any/all questions. Hours are limited so be sure to check them carefully before making the trip. If you have an out of town guest who really would enjoy the museum, but the posted hours are not working for you, try calling to see if someone can let you in on the off hours, as there are many times when volunteers are working there during off hours and they are sometimes able to accommodate you in this regards. Veterans will absolutely love this place! Parking is free and fairly plentiful. There are also some nice restaurants that are in walking distance - so you could always get a bite to eat following your visit. While I don't recall there being any admission charges, donations are always gratefully accepted.
Written February 22, 2020
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Penny S
Rochester, NY1 contribution
The best kept secret in Rochester
Aug 2018 • Family
What a gem! Crowded into two rooms is the most amazing display of military history from the Revolutionary War to present. Our tour guide knew the history of every minute item on display. Further, he chatted with my 11 year old history buff grandson about each and every display without talking down to him. I stood back and silently thanked him over and over. The museum will be at the top of our "must sees"!
Written August 8, 2018
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American-in-LondonUK
Coslada, Spain180 contributions
Amazing, diverse collection with great volunteers
Aug 2016 • Family
I just happened to spot a leaflet in the library about this. Eight family members visited ranging from 95 to 8 yrs and we were all fascinated by the collection. What made it so interesting and worth a repeat visit were the two volunteers who were so willing to share their knowledge. It made an impact on all of us.
Written September 8, 2016
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Bill K
Spencerport, NY1,184 contributions
Hidden treasure for military history buffs
Sep 2015 • Solo
Located in the Anderson Alley Artists building on the 2nd floor, this place can be hard to find unless you pass buy on a First Friday event. They are only open Thurs-Sat from 12-4PM otherwise but if you are looking for something to check out museum wise, this can be a nice place to check out. I was in the area and was happy to see they actually expanded a bit since my last visit.

Despite being small in size, they have a wide range of military items on display covering all US wars. They have a nice collection of rifles from the Revolutionary War to WWII, uniforms, numerous airplane and warships models and a lot of other items (various patches, medical tools, scale models of battles, etc). My favorites are the Norden Bombsight and a display of items made in Rochester (from small Kodak cameras to playing cards for the soldiers to use).

They also have a collection of military books for those doing research.

If you have an interest in Rochester military history, this is a nice collection to check out and it is free of charge. The docents are well informed and know the items in the collection very well. A nice place to take kids also.
Written September 24, 2015
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