Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum is a Military History Museum, located at 2 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. This museum exhibits artifacts, documents, and pictures related to the general attack and rebellion in spring 1975, ending with the Ho Chi Minh Campaign, which is also the last campaign of the Vietnam War.
Opening hours: From Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 11:00, 13:30 – 16:30
Address: 2, Le Duan Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC
Entrance fee: 10,000 VND (foreigner), 2,000 VND (Vietnamese)
The museum building was built in the early 20th century according to the design of a French architect in western architectural style. During the period of the Republic of Vietnam, this was the National Defense College, which trained senior officers for the Saigon government. The building has been functioned as a museum since July 27, 1987.
The museum is located on a campus of over 6,000m2. The display part of the museum is divided into two areas: outdoor display area and indoor display area. The Outdoor display area of more than 2,000m2, introducing weapons used in the campaign such as aircraft, tanks, and cannons. The indoor display area of more than 1,500m2, structured into 5 separate showrooms:
- The showroom of Road 14 – Phuoc Long Campaign;
- The Tay Nguyen campaign showroom;
- The Hue – Da Nang campaign showroom;
- The Ho Chi Minh campaign showroom;
- The showroom of the Ho Chi campaign headquarters;
- The showroom of the General Staff of the Saigon Army in April 1975;
- The showroom exhibiting the theme of Ho Chi Minh campaign of military painters.
The museum saves all over 467 artifacts, 108 photos, 36 scientific documentaries and so on. Arriving at the museum, the most attention-grabbing objects are the 30/4 victory statue outdoors, the electric model of the Ho Chi Minh Campaign in the middle of the museum, the book being on duty of the campaign of command headquarters.
Among the visitors coming to the museum, there are many foreign visitors. A foreign man said, “I love the country and people of Vietnam very much. I visited many museums in Vietnam. Visiting this museum I better understand the Ho Chi Minh campaign, a campaign marking the end of the Vietnam War.”
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