Before museums, humanity had to rely on simpler means to experience history, such as reading epic poems while running at the speed of light. Trick the present into teaching you about the past with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two general-admission tickets to the Higgins Armory Museum (up to a $20 value).
The four-story Higgins Armory Museum details the long history of weapons and warfare across the world, delighting imaginations with thousands of historical swords, armor, and early firearms. The Gothic-inspired Great Hall features ancient arms and armor, tools of war from around the world, and an entire section devoted to medieval tournaments, including both jousting and fantasy jousting. Blending the mythology of several world cultures with sci-fi art, Beyond Belief follows the curious journal of Professor Rufus Excalibur Bell, a scientist exploring the weird aspects of time and space with fun, fictional exhibits such as gargoyle skeletons and the Miniscule Winged Specimen Influxator, a vacuum designed for trapping fairies.
The Higgins Armory Museum was founded in 1929 by industrialist John Woodman Higgins, and remains the only private collection of arms and armor in the United States still housed in its original building. Grab a friend who enjoys history and travel to the past to learn about punch daggers, play staring games with suits of armor, and dodge the African throwing knives that flit from room to room like sharpened hummingbirds.
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