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American Antiquarian Society

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

Reviewed 10 November 2017
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Dress warmly for an interesting tour of the archives!

With miles of historic documents available for research, the American Antiquarian Society is a... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Barbara H
Worcester, Massachusetts
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9 Nov 2017
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“Closed due to remodeling”
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185 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609-1636
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 10 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!

1  Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 15 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.

2  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 28 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

Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 21 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

Thank CharleneSokal
Reviewed 26 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.

1  Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 17 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.

2  Thank Peregrina651
Reviewed 8 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

Thank georgekG2114OB
Reviewed 4 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.

1  Thank Ken K
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Not open to the public but tours available when it is. Went quite a while ago but it was amazing. All the artifacs and the way they are preserved and the age of some documents is unbelievable. Call for dates and times it is open...More

1  Thank WebsterFoodie
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