I first visited Hill 62 in 2009 with the experience affecting me so much I made a second trip in 2013. Before I continue it is worth noting that Hill 62 should not be considered the primary destination when completing a battlefield tour of the area. It is small, it is privately run and its execution with the artifacts in its museum is not professional. What Hill 62 lacks in professionalism, it more than gains back with the love and passion it shows considering the financial limitations of a privately owned "roadside" attraction. A preserved trench is the reason for taking a detour to see this site. It is muddy, atmospheric and conveys a sense of reverence to all who fought and perished there. As a teaching tool it is second to none and does well to transport the participant to 1918 and even though the fighting has long since been consigned to the pages of history the place still seems alive albeit with the memory of the horror. The "museum" is mearly a collection of artifacts potentially collected from local area fields and possibly ebay. The collection is for the most part randomly jumbled in various rooms of an onsite house and unfortunately is a mixture of WW1 and WW2. However the random nature of the displays does help show the military history of the are and the trauma the country so clear saw and felt through the 20th century. If you are on a battlefield tour of the area this is a must see, lower your expectations however, there are better government funded WW1 attractions to see with much slicker presentation, but Hill 62 oozes authenticity and a local charm that is lost on some of the better funded WW1 sites.
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