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National Heritage Museum

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Address: 33 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421-5703
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+1 781-861-6559
10:00 - 16:15
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The National Heritage Museum is an American history museum founded and...

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.

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Great library, great staff! Plenty of exhibits, more books than you have time for, interesting murals too. I had to leave early due to snow storm, but wish I had more time!

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Great library, great staff! Plenty of exhibits, more books than you have time for, interesting murals too. I had to leave early due to snow storm, but wish I had more time!

Thank StLouis404
Hanover, New Hampshire
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a very nice museum and worth a visit. There were some gorgeous clocks, as well as a couple of other exhibits. Good parking and easy to find.

Thank 120Inge120
Boston, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

When my children were small, we visited the Museum on a regular basis. It is small, but the exhibits were always interesting. The Masons have downsized the displays tremendously in the past few years, but it is still an interesting spot to visit.

Thank MuddyGurl
Lexington, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The National Heritage Museum has a terrific permanent exhibit about the Order of the Masons as well as wonderful exhibits about different aspects of U.S. history. For example, one time there was a great exhibit on the origins of women's undergarments. Another time they had an exhibit of ball gowns that were worn by wife's of the President. I highly... More 

Thank I9497SVelizabethw
Jodhpur, India
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162 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Being a part of free Mason some years ago.This was a surprise tour. Found some interesting pictures of the old craft. Neatly framed and so rich. My day was made and reminded me of the days when I was a Master Mason.

Thank Vilaas
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The National Heritage Museum is run by the Masons. It is not an extensive museum. There are only about three active exhibits at any one time with maybe 10 to 15 objects per exhibit. Some exhibits may be interactive and suitable for younger kids. It is not dedicated to the history of the American Revolution like one might expect. It... More 

Thank Jerry M
Lexington, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is outside the center, so many tourists don't venture out to it. BIG MISTAKE!!!! It's spacious, with lots of grassy grounds to picnic on - buy a sandwich etc in town and then walk out to this or drive. Lots of easy parking. The museum is gorgeous- airy, with a tall ceiling feeling - the exhibits are spread out,... More 

Thank Lolabowla
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The museum is very informative with video to explain the revolutionary war. It worth an hour visit. Landmarks outside the museum and within walking distance include Revolutionary Monument and the battle green, and the library across the main road! I took bus to Lexington but I wish I could have driven there as moving around is not so convenient!

Thank hongching
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum used to be called the Museum of our National Heritage, and that former name reflects its purpose better than the new one. The museum specializes in small, well-curated exhibits of Americana--toys, the changing world of women in America, clocks, model railroads, lecture series on the use of maps and mapping in history and historiography, and,... More 

Thank FredfromCambridge
Hamilton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very informative and they show a short video also which fully explains the start of the revolutionary war

Thank william w

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