Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 to...  more »
  • My husband and I visited the Worcester Historical Museum last week, and we enjoyed it thoroughtly! Who knew so many famous people and things were from here? There were innovations in technology, psych...  more »
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  • What an amazing local museum. I've lived in Worcester all my life and learned so much about our city from spending an afternoon here with a close friend. There was an exhibit called 50 Objects as well as a photography exhibit of Worcester Center that just amazed me. Time flew by wandering from room to room. I remarked to my companion that I enjoyed this museum more than my recent visit to The Smithsonian. Perhaps because the local history was so relevant to me and gave me the opportunity to further appreciate just how rich and diverse this city has become over the years. They have one room that is really suitable for younger children. I loved the cash register that you could push a button and the price for a cup of coffee would be displayed. They had three different pay phones mounted on a wall that showed the progression of the phone over the years. I also liked the jukebox that allowed me to hear different music from artists that were from Worcester. I also found a Triple Decker poster that I've been searching for since the early 90's that was for sale in the small gift shop. There was a lovely lady who provided us with free tickets to visit The Salisbury Museum and she also gave me a contact for their library collection so that I could do some research on a topic that has interested me over the years. There is an upstairs that we didn't visit, but was told there is a small Harvey Ball display on that floor. I loved this museum so much that I'm considering becoming a member. If you have the time, I recommend a visit to the Worcester Historical Museum.
  • Worcester's history, and the stories of its sons and daughters, is lovingly preserved here. Smallish facility, but great ambition. No other place compares in comprehensiveness to the museum's library and archives. Director William Wallace is himself a walking encyclopedia.
  • We visited the new Alden Family Gallery on Weds, the week of the opening. The kids had so much fun we're going back tomorrow. My kids ages are 1, 3, 6, 8 and 11 and they all had fun.
  • If you are from or live in Worcester you should check this place out if for no other reason than to get ammo for all the times people ask you why you live in Worcester.
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