Anniston, Alabama: Hitler's Tea Service and Spy Weapons

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Berman Museum of World History

Address:
840 Museum Drive, Anniston, AL
Directions:
Berman Museum of World History. I-20 exit 185. Turn north onto Hwy 21. Drive 6.5 miles. When US Hwy 431 splits from Hwy 21, turn right into Lagarde Park, then immediately turn left. Museum will be up ahead on left.
Hours:
T-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
256-237-6261
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Hitler's Tea Service.

Hitler's Tea Service and Spy Weapons

Adolf Hitler's silver tea set and rare spy assassination weapons are two highlights at the Berman Museum of World History.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/08/2011]

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Display of metal flute and automobile gas gauge that are actually disguised guns.

Hitler's Tea Service and Spy Weapons

Highly recommend this stop if passing through Anniston. Very neat collection of crazy cool spy weapons....a flute pistol AND Hitler's tea set?! That in itself should be enough to capture your attention. Well worth the $5 admission fee. Small enough to stop and look without delaying your trip.

[Liz Armato, 09/18/2014]
Adolf Hitler's Tea Service

The Berman museum is located on the main drag in Anniston, just before you get to the first Ft. McClellan gate. The items in the museum were donated by COL Berman (ret), an ex OSS officer in WWII. Some of us suspect he obtained the items in his collection by trading food to starving Germans at the end of the war. A number of the items in his collection really belong in the Smithsonian; Hitler's travelling silver set, gold/jewel encrusted swords, a greek helmet, etc.

This museum is really worth a visit (on my last visit there 2-3 years ago, the museum was only about 75% finished). I've heard he has since died and the rest of his stuff moved in. The building to house his collection cost over a million bucks, so you can imagine he had quite a private collection.

[Mark T., 05/05/2001]

Also on display in the museum is Col. Farley Berman's collection of spy weapons, which includes a flute that fires bullets and a pen that can fire a .22 or a capsule of poison gas. The gift shop sells a DVD of the late Colonel firing his spy weapons.


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