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American Antiquarian Society

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History Buffs come here

American Antiquarian Society offers history's memorabilia unlike what you’d find in a traditional... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Worcester, Massachusetts

The depth and breadth of the AAS is far-reaching. Their edifice is a castle in white marble As a 75... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

American Antiquarian Society offers history's memorabilia unlike what you’d find in a traditional museum. Although they offer items from many periods, letters from the time the American revolution were amazing. Be prepared to give 2-3 hours to immerse yourself in history's hidden treasures.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Norad1297
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The web site says, "...some materials will be inaccessible for brief periods of time." Nonsense. Complete and utter nonsense. You can get to the reception desk and you can access a tiny exhibit room and you can go upstairs to look at a printing press....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JamesF4886
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The depth and breadth of the AAS is far-reaching. Their edifice is a castle in white marble As a 75 year old enthusiast of American History, I am never disappointed with the service received. The folks are highly educated and help me on every visit!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 14 February 2017

With miles of historic documents available for research, the American Antiquarian Society is a unique place to visit in Worcester. There is a free tour every Wednesday afternoon at 3 -- but dress warmly as the temperatures are kept low to preserve the historic items.

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I delight every time I visit the AAS in Worcester. The librarians are cordial, helpful and knowledgeable always guiding to my quest! Visiting the AAS is inspiring to me. I devour all the library offers me.. particularly because of their vast holdings. I just can't...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Aside from the visible collection, it is exceptionally useful to get a guided tour of the buildings and its variable materials. Early American china, furniture and of course, Isaiah Thomas's original printing press are worth seeing. In addition to the evergrowing collections of manuscripts, newspapers,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank CharleneSokal
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been familiar with the AAS for about 5 years. This is a great, great, great library and museum. Historic "everything" can be available both on line and in person. The AAS is a treasure in our own back yard.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 16 May 2016

While this is primarily a research library, they do give a weekly guided tour of the facility, which is fascinating if you have any interest in history and the preservation of historical documents.

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Peregrina651
Reviewed 7 March 2016

American history is well rooted in Massachuettes and Worcester with it's American Antiquarian Society provides the physical documented proof for all to view. The general public has 1 day a week, with " tours and such " to view it's treasures. Historians, students, authors etc,...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank georgekG2114OB
Reviewed 3 January 2016

After driving past this many times, finally found out how to take the tour. All I had to do was call. It was that simple and they told me when the next tour would happen. Very cool place.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Ken K
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