Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet)

Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet)

Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet)
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This official memorial, symbolizing the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem, is in honor of those who died during the Six-Day War in 1967. The past 3 years the site was significantly upgraded and the last accord was the launching of a most impressive new Museum & a commemoration Hall.
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RosBondi
Bondi, Australia248 contributions
Jan 2020
Our family, including 7 & 10 year old grandkids, were here and all of us were fascinated. One of the best movies we have seen in any of the sites we visited in Israel and very moving. The kids loved playing in the trenches. The museum held their interest as well although sometimes it was hard to get the audio guides to sinc with the pieces in the museum but it mostly worked. I learnt a lot about the history of Jerusalem and would definitely recommend a visit.
Written January 19, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words Audio guide sinc will be improved Alon
Written January 21, 2020
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Perpetusmile
Toronto, Canada72 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
We spent 2 hours at Ammunition Hill. We started with the video. Although the English video was scheduled for 12:30PM, since the place was not full, they played the video especially for us so we did not have to wait. It was incredible as it really explained the details of all the 1967 battles. In front of the screen there is a display around 10' wide by 20' long that is a 3d model of the entire battle field. As the video plays and the veterans are explaining what happened, coloured lighting projected onto the battle field show the troop movements so it becomes quite clear exactly how the battle went down.
After the video, we actually walked through the trenches and bunkers of the real battle field.
It was an awesome experience and I think no visit to Jerusalem is complete without this 2 hour visit that allows us to appreciate the sacrifices made by these soldiers who were parents, siblings and spouses just like us.
Written February 9, 2015
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AshevilleBill
Asheville, NC167 contributions
Jan 2013 • Friends
Following the 1948 War of Independence, Ammunition Hill was a fortified redoubt with bunkers and trenches in the Jordanian controlled area of Jerusalem. The battle for control of the site was critical in the eventual recapture of Jerusalem by the Israelis in the 1967 Six Day War. One of the most fascinating features at the memorial is a movie telling of the highlights of the battle. In the center of the small movie theater is a 3-D topographical map of the region, which becomes "animated" with lights and sounds showing the progression of the battle during its various stages. The large "headquarters bunker" has been converted into a nice museum, displaying artifacts and other poignant memorabilia of the battle. The grounds are well cared for with many of the original trenches and pillboxes still intact, plus adequate signage explaining what happened there. Much of the site is outdoors, so visiting Ammunition Hill in nice weather is recommended.
Written March 7, 2013
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robodocny
Cedarhurst, NY438 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
It's very difficult to comprehend how a museum in the middle of the city was actually on the border and was the site of a major battle.

The museum makes the battle come alive, and the dynamic maps and film explain things clearly.

My wife and I were there for the third time and still gain appreciation for this historic site.

Our grandchildren (ages 3-15) all found things that were perfect for their age level.
Written February 5, 2015
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levylaz5
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
Great historical museum. Interesting real life anecdotes of soldiers who lost their lives. Be sure to pay 15 shekels to see the 3D movie - it's well worth the money for the explanation of what you will see in the museum.
Written April 23, 2016
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hitherephilly
New York City, NY72 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
Enjoyed the 20 minute movie of the battle for Ammunition Hill during the Six Day War and loved the tour following the movie of the grounds. The tour guide was articulate and knowledgeable. He was also passionate about the topic and really cares about Israel. This was so low-cost, that I consider it a fantastic find for anyone who loves modern day Israeli political and military history.
Written May 16, 2015
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ILoveFermanagh
Enniskillen, UK233 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
We spent two hours at Ammunition Hill and it was really interesting for both the adults and children. There is no longer an entrance fee for either the memorial or museum, but there is an optional charge (I think it was 15 shekels for adults, 10 shekels for children) to watch the short 20-25 minute documentary of the battle, which was further illustrated with an light show on a scale model of the city of Jerusalem. I would highly recommend watching the video, as it was eye opening and featured interviews with some of the Israeli commanders. After watching the video the battlefield itself took on a new life as it has so much more relevance as we connected it in our minds to the men who risked their lives in the Arab-Israeli Wars, and in particular the war in 1967. After walking through the gun emplacements and trenches, we entered the museum which contained not only relics from the battle, but biographies of the young men who died on the Israeli side. It was very moving... especially when seeing all the young Israeli soldiers on site who are brought there as part of their program.

There is a snack bar on site which sells juice, ice coffee, ice cream, pretzels, etc.
Written August 21, 2014
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awesomeseminars
Jerusalem, Israel174 contributions
Nov 2019
This site is great for all the family. Whether summer or winter I really recommend this on your must-see list.
Not the easiest to get to by public transport but walkable from the Dan and from Hebrew Universsity
Written November 26, 2019
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Hi there and thanks. Please bare in mind that we have a lite train station close to us and about 4 local busses frequent lines. Hope to see you again. Alon
Written November 27, 2019
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Sabba1007
Jerusalem, Israel41 contributions
Apr 2019
This site commemorates one of the most critical battles in the 1967 War that reunited Jerusalem. It was the location of a strategic Jordanian military that blocked access from central Jerusalem to Mt. Scopus. Thirty seven Israel soldiers were killed in the successful battle. The site retains some old tanks and trucks as well as the network of trenches that had to be taken so kids can run around while experiencing the battle. There is also an excellent film, with both English and Hebrew narratives, that describes the lead-up to the war and the war itself, with a 3-D model of the Hill and Jerusalem to bring it all to greater clarity. I have been to the memorial many times and each time I am greatly moved and informed. It is easily accessible by Light-Rail or car (parking lot) and should be a must on every tourists to do list.
Written November 5, 2019
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Andy V
Leiden, The Netherlands49 contributions
May 2018 • Family
You need to book ahead to be able to have the tour which includes the museum (it cost 35 shekels for an adult, 30 shekels for a school student).
Our guide was very informative and the museum was well worth a visit. Due to time, we couldn't visit every exhibit but what was shown to us was very good and really related well personal stories. It was a good mix of explanation from the guide and audio visual presentations as well as some physical exhibits.
Outside we were then taken around the trench system where fighting took place between Israeli and Jordanian soldiers. Again this gave some real insight.
The tour ended in a memorial room which includes a moving memorial film as well as photos and memorabilia of soldiers who died.
Well worth visiting. It is just a few minutes walk from a light rail train stop.
It may not be so known but it was a couple of hours well spent.
Written May 15, 2018
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