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Museum of World War II

8 Mercer Rd, Natick, MA 01760-2415
+1 508-653-1944
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Intimate, exceptional way to experience WW II

Having been to a score of World War II museums on three continents, I can say with some authority... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick R
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Wellesley, Mass USA
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Best World War II Museum - Ever

I found out about this museum by accident, and invited four friends to go with me (two were vets... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
c3cunningham
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Natick, Massachusetts
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Located just 20 minutes from Boston, The Museum of World War II is home to the most comprehensive collection of original WWII artifacts & documents anywhere in the world. With more than 7,000 pieces on display, the museum uniquely shows the human story interwoven with the military and political events thru all of the artifacts that made up life, from everyday, to the most momentous decisions during the war. "It is a sacred mission to preserve the lives and heroic actions of all those people who fought on the battle fronts and home fronts to destroy the evil of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan." -Kenneth W. Rendell, Founder & Director.
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8 Mercer Rd, Natick, MA 01760-2415
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to a score of World War II museums on three continents, I can say with some authority that this out-of-the-way gem off RT 9 Natick Massachusetts is extraordinary. The curator, team and docents have created a wonderful way to experience the war from...More

Thank Patrick R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found out about this museum by accident, and invited four friends to go with me (two were vets) and we all came away very impressed. We spent a few hours in there and felt like we could go back and spend a few more...More

1  Thank c3cunningham
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited multiple times over the past 5 years. So many historical artifacts, very compelling. Really brings the history of WWII to life. Extremely well done, with lots of unexpected finds - enigma machines, uniforms from every army, radar tracking tables, German, Japanese, English,...More

Thank Michele S
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic chronicle of WW II. The road to Berlin and Tokyo we're exceptional. My only criticism is they could have had more seating. The documentary movie was awesome.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My 12 year old son found out about this place because of his love of history. The vast amount of WW2 artifacts are amazing. Several items are hands on, which really captivated my son. Not a place for children who are not interested in this...More

1  Thank mtbikevt
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a gem of a museum. Although small in size, it holds an amazing number of rare documents and artifacts. There are plans to expand the footprint so that even more items can be displayed in the future. I took my teenage daughter and...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

To see all of the weapons of which our troops used and to realize the extent the hardships our troops suffered defending us is unbeliveable. This is a must see for all ages.

1  Thank boatmlg
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The MoWWII tells the real story of WWII with a collection of some of the most important ORIGINAL documents and items from the era. An absolutely incredible collection...plan to spend hours and visit often!

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you are into history, this is the place. I will take many hours and a few return trips to fully appreciate this collection. Make sure to book in advance !

Thank Stewart G
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

A group of us went to the Museum of World War II on the 9th of February. The collection is from one man, and he has been collecting artifacts for 50 years. Pictures are allowed with the exception of the German display and the Holocost...More

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From what I recall there is only one floor and it's at street level. An elevator is not needed to reach the museum exhibits. This is from the web site - "Is the Museum handicap accessible? The Museum is all on one floor... More
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There are sometimes speakers Call508-654-1944 for events.
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Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
yes. some items are not allowed to be photographed
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