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Museum of World War II Boston

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Address: 8 Mercer Rd, Natick, MA 01760-2415
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Located just 20 minutes from Boston, The Museum of World War II is home to...

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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Astonishing array of WW2 memorabilia

What about thrill to visit this museum. Documents, weapons, posters, uniforms..... All displayed so openly and clearly labeled with interesting descriptions. The range of items... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What about thrill to visit this museum. Documents, weapons, posters, uniforms..... All displayed so openly and clearly labeled with interesting descriptions. The range of items is staggering.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Covers parachutes made from parachutes, tanks, clothing worn by Europeans, Churchill, tanks, persecution of Jews to Enigma machines and everything in between.

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We spent far more time here than we anticipated, it was so interesting. An amazing collection of artifacts and documents that rival much bigger state funded museums, both in this country and others. We spent 3 1/2 hours there and did not get all the way through by closing time! We will go back and we will bring family and... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Impressive collection of WWII artifacts, photos, documents and uniform displays. History aficionados will love this museum. Collection is heavy on the Nazi Reich items, which are fascinating and historic to see. Lots of interesting weaponry, original pieces from D-Day invasion, letters from home, maps galore, and many other rare pieces to study and ponder – Smithsonian worthy items. Be sure... More 

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Holliston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Call ahead to reserve a time, and plan on 2-3 hours there. Several large rooms, many small rooms, dedicated to the many facets of the war-primarily in Europe, some in the Pacific, a lot in the U.S.. Weapons, tanks, propaganda posters, photos, collected letters of significant players in the war. A small room devoted to the Holocaust, and Anne Frank.... More 

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Rochester NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

i didn't have a lot of time to view the items on display in the museum, as i was donating some things from our dad's POW experiences in Stalag 17B. ken met with us to discuss the items. he then took us on a short tour, giving us a lot of background on some of the items. i was very... More 

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West Branch, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. Even if you are not a history buff, you can appreciate this guy's massive collection of memorabilia from WW2. My husband loved it.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Call ahead for times you can go here. Extraordinary collection of WW11 items and expert tour guide available

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This museum is housed in an office building behind Sherwood Plaza, which is on some bus routes. You need to reserve your place in advance, they love to have a group come in. The pieces in the museum are very rare and you may look at them thru glass and also see them up close. There is a recording to... More 

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Nyack, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Even if World War II is not a particular interest the visitor will be drawn in by the shear magnitude of this collection of artifacts and documents. It's here: the Munich agreement, letters from Ike to his family, documentation of the Japanese surrender, uniforms galore, posters which formed the basis of propaganda for all sides, Churchill's wartime correspondence, and about... More 

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