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Old Colony History Museum

66 Church Grn, Taunton, MA 02780-3445
+1 508-822-1622
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Great afternoon

Great overview of Taunton/Old Colony history and heritage. Person behind the reception desk was... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Robert S
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Good selection of historical pieces

This is a small but attractive museum with many interesting pieces from local history which are... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Ellen J
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The Old Colony History Museum houses significant collections which chronicle lives lived, wars waged, fortunes won and ingenuity rewarded. We encourage visitors to walk among our exhibits and discover regional history. Others can find their roots in our research library, specializing in local genealogy. The Museum's parent organization is the Old Colony Historical Society, one of the oldest organizations of its kind in New England. Founded in 1853, it serves the region of southeastern Massachusetts that was once part of the Plymouth Colony. At OCHM, we're committed to the preservation of our history through public engagement and community outreach. We're here to collect, curate, interpret and bring to vibrant life the history of the Old Colony, collaborating with the community to share those meaningful connections that knit together our past, present and future. We invite you to experience what we mean by history happens here. The Old Colony History Museum is located on historic Church Green in Taunton. The Museum has its headquarters in the former Bristol Academy, designed in 1852 by the New York architect Richard Upjohn.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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66 Church Grn, Taunton, MA 02780-3445
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Great overview of Taunton/Old Colony history and heritage. Person behind the reception desk was very helpful and knowledgeable and gave a free tour. Museum was substantial but not large and could be covered in 90 min

Thank Robert S
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Katie M, Manager at Old Colony History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope you visit us again the next time your travels bring you this way!

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is a small but attractive museum with many interesting pieces from local history which are representative of many aspects of American history. The staff is friendly and the facilities are clean. Our tour guide was a local resident who provided us with detailed and...More

Thank Ellen J
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Katie M, Manager at Old Colony History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thanks for visiting and for your kind review. We appreciate the feedback too and are working on redoing all of our museum labels by the end of the year to allow for a self-guided option! Hope you are able to visit us again in the...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

While taking care of a few errands in Taunton I decided to stop by the OCH Museum solo for a few minutes to check it out. I was pleasantly surprised to have tour guides assigned to me.....Bill and Liz took turns showing me the exhibits....More

Thank John F
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Katie M, General Manager at Old Colony History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Liz and Bill are simply the best! Thanks so much for coming by, and we are so glad you had a great tour. We hope to see you again as we are making some changes to the exhibits in the coming months!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

As interesting as the museum's contents were, including furniture, tools, clothing weapons, etc.,from as early as the 1600s, it was our guide, Liz Bernier, that made this expierence so educational and enjoyable.

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Katie M, General Manager at Old Colony History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review and for coming by! Liz is an all-star and we are so glad you had a chance to tour with her!

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Enter the front door to be greeted. Most displace change and are located up the stairs. Lots of old clothing and business artifacts.

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Katie M, General Manager at Old Colony History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks for coming and leaving a positive review! We are making some exciting updates to our space and so we how to welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We spent a very pleasant morning on a rainy Sat. at The Old Colony History Museum. Our guide was a knowledgable gal, full of information on the area.

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Katie M, General Manager at Old Colony History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

So glad you came by and enjoyed your tour! Hope to see you again sometime!

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting museum with a large variety of local exhibits and artifacts. Our guide was a college history major, who was very knowledgeable about the local history. We were able to view everything at our own pace. We'd highly recommend visiting this fascinating...More

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Katie M, Manager at Old Colony History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

So glad you enjoyed your tour! We are making some updates in teh coming months, so we hope you get a chance to stop by again!

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very interesting museum, well worth the reasonable price. Loaded with interesting and valuable information and items related to the early settlers of Massachusetts.

Thank JCOA2010
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Katie M, Director at Old Colony History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have visited a few times and am always greeted by such friendly faces and helpful attitudes. I love history and so do the people here.

Thank jvelmar
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

I started going here for the genealogy and history library on the second floor, and then later on came to appreciate the ever changing exhibits on the first floor. The staff works hard to keep the information fresh and interesting, a challenge when working with...More

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Katie M, Manager at Old Colony History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our museum and library. Your comments are very much valued and we really appreciate your thoughtful response. We are thrilled that you found value in what we do. Our staff members take their roles...More

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