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Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Museum

Congress Street, Armory, Faneuil Hall, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
+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... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
This may be the birthplace of the special relationship

Be sure to inspect the cabinet of London's Honourable Artillery Company and discover the truth... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
David C
London, United Kingdom
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Free Admission! The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in the western hemisphere. On display in the Museum are military artifacts, weaponry, uniforms, medals, and gifts to the company. Items span all conflicts from the Revolution to the battlefields of Desert Storm. A special display houses items from the Honorable Artillery Company of London. You will also notice as you tour items from the Swiss Guard. Special collections present the personal stories and materials for scholarship and research. Display cases showcase the uniform and Congressional Medal of Honor of Major George Maynard one of many recipients who have been a part of the AHAC. Also on display is an exhibit of President John F. Kennedy with the company roster opened to show his signature and a photograph of the president elect being interviewed by CBS. At the far end of the Armory are a very special set of stairs… the Stairway of the Constitution!
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Congress Street, Armory, Faneuil Hall, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-227-1638
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Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank MarbleheadFamily
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank Wildflower01945
Reviewed 18 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....More

Thank Richard S
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...More

Thank travel5bugEuro
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank 2005eric2005
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 11 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...More

1  Thank BradJill
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.

3  Thank VentureTexas
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