The Library and Archives at Worcester Historical Museum is your point of access to thousands of manuscripts, photographs, prints, books, maps, and other historical documents relative to the study of Worcester history.  This non-lending research library is open to scholars, students, genealogists, and anyone with an interest in Worcester history.

The collections of the Worcester Historical Museum Library consists of 7,000 published titles, a photograph collection of over 400,000 prints, and approximately 4,000 linear feet of non-published documents in a variety of forms.  The primary focus of the research collection is the city of Worcester with limited materials on Worcester County.

These resources have been utilized for academic research on life in early New England, the immigrant experience, and by private individuals interesting in understanding their family’s story.

We welcome you to discover this resource for yourself and encourage you to plan a visit or contact the Library at 508-753-8278.

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30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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Contact Us
p: (508) 753-8278

Museum Hours

Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-4PM
Every fourth Thursday until 8:30PM

Library Hours
(By appointment only) Wednesday-Saturday

Salisbury Mansion
Thursday-Saturday, 1-4PM

Closed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day


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