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Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA)

65 Main St, Watertown Square, Watertown, MA 02472-4400
+1 617-926-2562
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Hidden Gem

I have driven by this Museum for years so one Sunday decided to visit. I had recently read a... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Benita G
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Belmont, Massachusetts
Beautifully Curated and Informative

I knew little of the long history and extraordinarily rich culture of the Armenian people before my... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Alison L S
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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“rich culture” (2 reviews)
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65 Main St, Watertown Square, Watertown, MA 02472-4400
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+1 617-926-2562
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

I have driven by this Museum for years so one Sunday decided to visit. I had recently read a novel about the Armenian Genocide so my interest had been awakened. I am Jewish and not Armenian and found it fascinating to learn how Hitler was...More

Thank Benita G
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I knew little of the long history and extraordinarily rich culture of the Armenian people before my visit.This museum packs a tremendous amount of information into a relatively small space. The exhibit on ancient history, with artifacts, architectural models and maps was excellent. The exhibited...More

Thank Alison L S
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This little known museum on Main St. in Watertown is a gem. It has well displayed exhibits, from the Karsch celebrity photos to a heart-rending account of the Armenian genocide. It's all immediate and informative at the same time. Highly recommended.

Thank Patti C
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I have wanted to come here for years! My great grandparents came to Watertown from Armenia. I have always wanted to know more about Armenia, the culture, the foods, my family... I will never know the names of my family in Armenia, I can only...More

Thank April1585
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is one of those small museums that is well worth going out of your way to visit if you have any interest in Armenian culture and/or history. Even if you don't, this is a fascinating museum. It is both uplifting and sobering (as it...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Moving to Watertown I never knew how much humanitarian history there was locally.The experience helps put politics and human suffering into perspective.

Thank TRivers142
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a Smithsonian museum and is worth a visit. We did it on museum weekend so it was free. Takes about an hour, but filled with information most people do not know.

Thank mjacobs
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

So much history beautifully displayed and preserved - so much to read - so much to learn. The vast collection has over 20,000 artifacts, comprised of coins, textiles, rugs, books, etc... There are ongoing exhibits, diverse educational programs offered, concerts and you can schedule private...More

Thank Carolyn4evr
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Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank Brendan N
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Reviewed 23 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...More

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