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National Heritage Museum

33 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421-5703
+1 781-861-6559
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Great library, great staff! Plenty of exhibits, more books than you have time for, interesting... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Great clock room!

This is a very nice museum and worth a visit. There were some gorgeous clocks, as well as a couple... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Hanover, New Hampshire
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The National Heritage Museum is an American history museum founded and supported by 32° Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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33 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421-5703
+1 781-861-6559

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Great library, great staff! Plenty of exhibits, more books than you have time for, interesting murals too. I had to leave early due to snow storm, but wish I had more time!

Thank StLouis404
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a very nice museum and worth a visit. There were some gorgeous clocks, as well as a couple of other exhibits. Good parking and easy to find.

Thank 120Inge120
Reviewed 20 July 2016

When my children were small, we visited the Museum on a regular basis. It is small, but the exhibits were always interesting. The Masons have downsized the displays tremendously in the past few years, but it is still an interesting spot to visit.

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The National Heritage Museum has a terrific permanent exhibit about the Order of the Masons as well as wonderful exhibits about different aspects of U.S. history. For example, one time there was a great exhibit on the origins of women's undergarments. Another time they had...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Being a part of free Mason some years ago.This was a surprise tour. Found some interesting pictures of the old craft. Neatly framed and so rich. My day was made and reminded me of the days when I was a Master Mason.

Thank Vilaas
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The National Heritage Museum is run by the Masons. It is not an extensive museum. There are only about three active exhibits at any one time with maybe 10 to 15 objects per exhibit. Some exhibits may be interactive and suitable for younger kids. It...More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This is outside the center, so many tourists don't venture out to it. BIG MISTAKE!!!! It's spacious, with lots of grassy grounds to picnic on - buy a sandwich etc in town and then walk out to this or drive. Lots of easy parking. The...More

Thank Lolabowla
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The museum is very informative with video to explain the revolutionary war. It worth an hour visit. Landmarks outside the museum and within walking distance include Revolutionary Monument and the battle green, and the library across the main road! I took bus to Lexington but...More

Thank hongching
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum used to be called the Museum of our National Heritage, and that former name reflects its purpose better than the new one. The museum specializes in small, well-curated exhibits of Americana--toys, the changing world of women in America, clocks, model...More

Thank FredfromCambridge
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Very informative and they show a short video also which fully explains the start of the revolutionary war

Thank william w
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