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Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Museum

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Address: Faneuil Hall - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
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+1 617-227-1638

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A Must See - History Right In Front Of You

The artifacts, pictures and historical items are second to none. This is a must see hidden jewel for anyone coming to Boston. See the JFK exhibit. He was an actual member of this... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The artifacts, pictures and historical items are second to none. This is a must see hidden jewel for anyone coming to Boston. See the JFK exhibit. He was an actual member of this organization. There are items dating back to the 1600's. You will not be disappointed visiting this world class historical venue.

Thank MarbleheadFamily
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Be sure to inspect the cabinet of London's Honourable Artillery Company and discover the truth behind this unique and very special relationship between Military units and nations

Thank David C
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Because of other reviews, I knew about this free museum on the 4th floor in Faneuil Hall. I didn't see any signage. Definitely worth going. There were no guides or attendants present, except one man adding a gun to an exhibit at the end of our visit. There was plenty of written material but only one side of a sheet... More 

1 Thank Wildflower01945
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Located on the 4th floor of Faneuil Hall, this is a very nice exhibit of artifacts, hardware, flags, documents and important paintings of American History. The military aspects are the topic of the collection mostly. The Headquarters and Armory have been in Faneuil since 1746. All the historical paintings were painted between 1901 and 1903. The place is very interesting.... More 

Thank Richard S
Billerica, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

A free hidden gem. I never even knew this was here after years of walking by Faneuil Hall. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. On display are uniforms and military firearms, swords and artifacts. Thought it was cool to see one of the cannon balls from the battle of Bunker Hill. I also... More 

Thank travel5bugEuro
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This is was one of our favorite historical sites in Boston. An incredible amount of artifacts and history related to the military. Really cool being able to also get a glimpse of the upper level meeting room for the President and other military leaders.

Thank LW8415
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

This museum is the real thing. Every artifact was or is tied to a member of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery which is the oldest military organization in the USA (1638) and a direct descendant of the Honorable Artillery Company in London (1537). "What" the article is, "HOW" it was used and got there, and through which member is fully... More 

Thank 2005eric2005
South Bend, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

Very cool place to visit. Kennedy was here on election night 1960 and broadcast from here. It's a neat place that very few seem to visit.

1 Thank Tony M
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company is the oldest military organisation in the United States having received charter in 1638. They have a free museum which occupies the top floor meeting hall and adjacent smaller rooms at Faneuil Market building on Congress Street. Opening Hours are 9am to 3pm (Monday to Friday), closed on weekends. Here you can find quite... More 

1 Thank BradJill
Wichita Falls, Texas
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Top of Faneuil Hall. Interesting history. Pre dates the Revolution and has many items linking the contribution of Bostonians to our many military conflicts.

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