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Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA)

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Address: 65 Main St, Watertown Square, Watertown, MA 02472-4400
Phone Number: +1 617-926-2562

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Small, informative and punches above its weight. $7 for adults.

Came here in 2000 for a college research project but had not been back since and didn't remember much. Since then I've studied a good deal about the Armenian Genocide and have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Brendan N
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New England

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New England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Came here in 2000 for a college research project but had not been back since and didn't remember much. Since then I've studied a good deal about the Armenian Genocide and have been fascinated by the Armenian culture. This museum is not going to blow you away but it has a plethora of artifacts, replicas, photographs etc of the Armenian... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

When I was young my mother always said I had to clear my plate because of the "starving Armenians." As it turns out, the many trials and tribulations of the Armenians had happened when she was a young girl. This little gem of a museum portrays the sad history of the brutal extermination of the Armenian population which is not... More 

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This museum is very interesting. It has all sorts of artifacts from Armenia through the ages. They have an exhibit showing the Armenian Genocide, and a room featuring photographs of many famous people, all photographed by an Armenian. I went on a group tour which is probably the best way to see the museum. The curator was very knowledgable, and... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Watertown is home to a lively and engaged Armenian community and the museum reflects that. The shop at the museum has lovely and unique items , it is one of my favorite stops in downtown.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This very a much under-rated museum with the largest collection of Armenian historical and cultural items in the Western Hemisphere (i.e., outside of Armenia itself). It has unique artifacts, a first-rate collection of Karsh photographs, and a highly knowledgeable curator/docent. Additionally, it houses a library of many rare and one-of-a-kind books and posters. It is definitely a fertile ground for... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The museum is well laid out with a variety of exhibits and media presentations depicting the life and trials of Armenian immigrants to the US over the past 100 years, the well documented Armenian Genocide and various other interesting facts and items of interest. Allow 1 - 2 hours for exploration.

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boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Well worth many visits. Ancient history, 2oth Century genocide information, top-shelf contemporary art. Mice restaurants

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Unsuspectedly found this great museum in the square in Watertown Ma. Well appointed showing the Architecture, culture and history of the Armenian nation

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

We recently took our family to this little gem of a museum. It is a place that is right on Main Street, literally on Main Street, but is unknown to the public. There is more information here about Armenia, Armenian culture, Armenian people and even the Armenian language than I have ever been exposed to in my life. Our daughter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

The Armenian Museum is a gem, fairly small but packed with ancient history, recent history, a look at a fascinating culture, and contemporary art. Not to be missed. It is also located in Watertown Square, packed w very good restaurant choices, the ethnic fruit and grocery stores, and a short drive to Harvard Square.

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