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Worcester Historical Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Great timeline of history for the City of Worcester

The museum contains a room filled with informative facts about Worcesters history. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Worth a quick visit

This small museum provides interesting background on the history of Worcester. The main focus is on... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Saratoga, California
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Worcester Historical Museum (WHM) is the only institution solely devoted to the preservation, interpretation, and collection of Worcester History. WHM includes a research library of over 7,000 titles, an archive that houses thousands of documents...more
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30 Elm St, Worcester, MA 01609-2570
+1 508-753-8278
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum contains a room filled with informative facts about Worcesters history. Lots of artifacts and inventions created by former Worcester residents. Details about the city's important impact as an industrial center during the war. Worth the time and effort if you're interested in history...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expected a larger museum so was a little surprised. We were in and out in less then one hour. The display of historical items was well organized depicting the local area. The staff was friendly and courteous welcoming us with a pleasant smile.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This small museum provides interesting background on the history of Worcester. The main focus is on the industrial history of the city, which also includes information on the immigrant community over time. They also have an extensive exhibit on the role of citizens in World...More

3  Thank SGSSaratoga
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This was our 3rd visit to this museum. We use it for genealogical research since they have an excellent collection of old City Directories and maps. The staff is excellent and willing to help you all they can. We have not yet spent time in...More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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 which was nice. The exhibits, videos and information was beautifully done...More

1  Thank anner0ck
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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 too.

3  Thank AlePad2013
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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, psychology, manufacturing, and more. It is not a really small museum, but small...More

3  Thank nancysparkle
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've lived in Worcester my whole life and learned so much about our city's past 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...More

3  Thank Kim P
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We spent several hours thoroughly enjoying the displays of historical items with supporting information, some interactive. There is a timeline which gives dates and events for the nation and Worcester, simultaneously, which is very helpful. There are also hands-on exhibits which are good for adults...More

2  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I was born in Worcester and have lived here for most of my life but until yesterday, had never visited this museum (shame on me!). It was a very enjoyable experience reading the books and viewing the prints and postcards in the gift shop, and...More

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Jenice R
6 July 2017|
Response from nancysparkle | Reviewed this property |
$5.00 for adults, and kids under 18 are free. Can't beat it!
15 September 2016|
Response from Callisto S | Reviewed this property |
Allow two hours for a thorough browse.