The National Memorial Day Museum, Waterloo

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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  • .We took a tour of the Museum on a day trip with the Onondaga Seniors. The staff was well versed in the start of Memorial Day. That is were it started.  more »
  • I was amazed at all the beautifully kept antiques ..... It was a delight to visit and see what made Waterloo a great place to visit and live  more »
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  • We visited on Memorial weekend so the place was busier than usual. The museum chronicles the history of Memorial Day in Waterloo, presents the key figures who started and promoted the event, and discusses what led to Waterloo receiving official recognition as the birthplace of Memorial Day. It was interesting to learn that various other places around the country vied for the same recognition, but that Waterloo provided the most compelling and comprehensive set of evidences. There are some related exhibits on the second floor, one on the subject of Vietnam War. Admission is free. A visit should not last more than an hour.
  • Excellent tour. Very sweet and knowledgeable tour guide. I highly recommend this museum!

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