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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 November 9, 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 February 14, 2017
Barbara H
Worcester, Massachusetts
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9 Nov 2017
14 Feb 2017
“Dress warmly for an interesting tour of the archives!”
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Reviewed November 9, 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!

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Reviewed February 14, 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 January 27, 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

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Reviewed January 20, 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

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Reviewed July 25, 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 May 16, 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 March 7, 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

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Reviewed January 3, 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 December 11, 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
Reviewed November 26, 2015

The AAS has the best collection of early American printed material in the world. On the tour you get to see the stacks, normally not open to the public, and what they do with the material. If you're interested in history or libraries like me...More

1  Thank Alan T
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