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Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Museum

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Address: Faneuil Hall - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617-227-1638
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A Military Real Thing

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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.

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.