The Armenian Museum of America
65 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Visit The Armenian Museum of America, located nearby in Watertown.
About the museum:
The Armenian Museum of America is the largest Armenian Museum in the Diaspora. It has grown into a major repository for all forms of Armenian material culture that illustrate the creative endeavors of the Armenian people over the centuries. Today, the Museum’s collections hold more than 25,000 artifacts including 5,000 ancient and medieval Armenian coins, 1,000 stamps and maps, 3,000 textiles, and 180 Armenian inscribed rugs. In addition to more than 30,000 books in the Research Library, there is an extensive collection of Urartian and religious artifacts, ceramics, medieval illuminations, and various other objects. The collection includes historically significant objects, including five of the Armenian Bibles printed in Amsterdam in 1666.
But the Armenian Museum is more than just a storehouse of artifacts. It’s a living museum and library which offers exhibits and diverse cultural and literary programs to its members and the community at large. It is where Armenian-Americans can visit to discover their roots and where people of all ethnic backgrounds can see how the story of the Armenian people plays a vital part within the rich cultural symphony that is America.
Hours and safety protocol:
We are open Friday through Sunday from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
The following safety measures and guidelines have been implemented for your ease and comfort while touring the Museum:
• Commercial grade HEPA Air Purifiers throughout all galleries
• Masks required
• Group & Individual Tours temporarily on pause
• Social distancing in galleries required
• On-site Security in Galleries
• Frequent professional cleanings
• Upgraded Air Conditioning System
• Fully modernized elevator
• New items added to our Gift Shop
• Coming soon: Updated Building Signage and Multi-lingual Museum Guide App
Administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.