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“Library!”

National Heritage Museum
Ranked #8 of 20 things to do in Lexington
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Owner description: The National Heritage Museum is an American history museum founded and supported by 32° Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America.
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The museum here is fantastic, they have one of the two lanterns that Paul Revere hung in the Old North Church before his famous Midnight Ride. But, the REAL treasure is the library here, take some extra time and really enjoy this treasure.

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Over the past 10 years, we'd been the this museum perhaps a dozen times. The museum is now essentially gone, at least for now, and only a small portion of it will ever return. The Scottish Rite, that owns and operates it, is consolidating its offices into the building and selling its other buildings and some part of their property. Currently (Feb 2013) there is construction of the new offices and almost all of the displays and exhibits are closed. There was only a small gallery of Masonic quilts and a few other artifacts on display. The great maps of the area that used to stand in the entry hall are not up and the Revolutionary War exhibit is gone. According to reception, the museum will re-open some things once construction is done - the maps will return, but the Revolutionary War exhibit will not.

It makes me truly sad to say that, with the exception of Masons, this place is no longer worth the trip.

3  Thank LexGSR
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

A wonderful museum that is very different from most. The operative mission of this museum is HERITAGE and its exhibits represent and demonstrate some of the best of that. Exhibits changed occasionally but all keep up the mission statement and they dos o very well. In addition there are some standin exhibits which are also quite interesting.

Thank OMNISCIENT_ONE
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

This unexpected gem in Lexington was a delight. Not too big and not too small. Lots of informative exhibits. We've been twice and never been disappointed. Parking is easy too.

Thank Nancy N
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is handsome museum featuring exhibits of Masonic interest but also a nice collection of American antiques and memorabilia, and other special exhibits. Entrance is free, with convenient parking and close to Lexington Center.

Thank Barbara K
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