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Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA)

65 Main St, Watertown Square, Watertown, MA 02472-4400
+1 617-926-2562
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This little known museum on Main St. in Watertown is a gem. It has well displayed exhibits, from... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Patti C
Watertown, Massachusetts
So wonderful

I have wanted to come here for years! My great grandparents came to Watertown from Armenia. I have... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Galloway, New Jersey
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65 Main St, Watertown Square, Watertown, MA 02472-4400
+1 617-926-2562

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This little known museum on Main St. in Watertown is a gem. It has well displayed exhibits, from the Karsch celebrity photos to a heart-rending account of the Armenian genocide. It's all immediate and informative at the same time. Highly recommended.

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I have wanted to come here for years! My great grandparents came to Watertown from Armenia. I have always wanted to know more about Armenia, the culture, the foods, my family... I will never know the names of my family in Armenia, I can only...More

Thank April1585
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is one of those small museums that is well worth going out of your way to visit if you have any interest in Armenian culture and/or history. Even if you don't, this is a fascinating museum. It is both uplifting and sobering (as it...More

Thank shildon
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Moving to Watertown I never knew how much humanitarian history there was locally.The experience helps put politics and human suffering into perspective.

Thank TRivers142
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a Smithsonian museum and is worth a visit. We did it on museum weekend so it was free. Takes about an hour, but filled with information most people do not know.

Thank mjacobs
Reviewed 27 April 2017

So much history beautifully displayed and preserved - so much to read - so much to learn. The vast collection has over 20,000 artifacts, comprised of coins, textiles, rugs, books, etc... There are ongoing exhibits, diverse educational programs offered, concerts and you can schedule private...More

Thank Carolyn4evr
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Came here in 2000 for a college research project but had not been back since and didn't remember much. Since then I've studied a good deal about the Armenian Genocide and have been fascinated by the Armenian culture. This museum is not going to blow...More

Thank Brendan N
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

When I was young my mother always said I had to clear my plate because of the "starving Armenians." As it turns out, the many trials and tribulations of the Armenians had happened when she was a young girl. This little gem of a museum...More

1  Thank GroveTraveler
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This museum is very interesting. It has all sorts of artifacts from Armenia through the ages. They have an exhibit showing the Armenian Genocide, and a room featuring photographs of many famous people, all photographed by an Armenian. I went on a group tour which...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Watertown is home to a lively and engaged Armenian community and the museum reflects that. The shop at the museum has lovely and unique items , it is one of my favorite stops in downtown.

Thank kroro43
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