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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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Incredible WWII museum!

This museum is full of so many one-of-a-kind WWII artifacts that you will want to spend hours reviewing and re-reviewing every single item. It's incredible how rare some of these... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This museum is full of so many one-of-a-kind WWII artifacts that you will want to spend hours reviewing and re-reviewing every single item. It's incredible how rare some of these items are, and the stories explaining their origination, role in the war, and purchase by the museum are equally fascinating and jaw-dropping. Unless your children have an adult-size interest in... More 

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

An amazing collection of WW2 memorabilia. Plan to visit for a couple of hours to walk through this private collection. A must see!!

Thank Peter_vB2015
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

It has been years since visiting Mr. Kenneth Rendell's great museum. Living close by I intend to catch up and re-visit soon!

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Don't miss this museum if you are in the Boston area (Metrowest suburbs). The extent of this collection is beyond description. Everything from a mannequin of Hitler wearing his actual brown shirt to a room full of Japanese propaganda posters to actual tanks and coding machines. Can't being to describe how amazing this place is. Need to send an email... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 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.

Thank cant83
Natick, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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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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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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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Reviewed 13 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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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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