Founded on 27th July 1987 and located at 2 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum is one of two museums operated by 7th Military Zone: Southeastern Armed Forces Museum and Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum. This museum exhibits artifacts, documents, and photos related to the fights of Vietnamese people and soldiers against the U.S. armed force of the U.S. and the puppet government in South Vietnam. The struggle ended with the general attack and rebellion in the spring of 1975 and Ho Chi Minh Campaign – the last campaign of the Vietnam War. Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum is one of the Top 12 museums in Ho Chi Minh City and worth a visit.
Opening hours: From Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 11:00, 13:30 – 16:30; Open on Saturday and Sunday upon request
Address: 2, Le Duan Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. This museum is located right in the city center, next to Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden. The museum is about 3.6 km from Saigon Backpacker Area. You can take Bus D1 from 23/9 Park Bus Station to Thao Cam Vien Saigon Bus Station.
Phone: +84 336 578 946
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, where senior officers for the Saigon government are trained. The building has been functioned as the museum about Ho Chi Minh Campaign since July 27, 1987.
The museum saves all over 467 artifacts, 108 photos, 36 scientific documents, 37 statues, and 100 artifacts that are not displayed. A wide range of military transport and weapons participating in battles, especially the T54 Tank No 848 entering the Independence Palace on 30th April 1975. The huge model with lights of the Ho Chi Minh Campaign in the middle of the museum grab attention of most visitors when they enter the museum.
Outdoor display area
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.
Indoor display area
The indoor display area of more than 1,500 m2 are structured into 6 separate rooms in a two-story building.
Entering the main entrance on the first floor of the building, visitors can see a huge model of Ho Chi Minh campaign. Then there will be areas of different campaigns:
- Road 14 – Phuoc Long Campaign;
- Tay Nguyen campaign room;
- Hue – Da Nang campaign room;
- Ho Chi Minh campaign room;
- Models of battle plan of Ho Chi Minh campaign room in the center of the first floor
Road 14 – Phuoc Long Campaign
Tay Nguyen Campaign on the first floor at Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum
Hue – Da Nang Campaign on the first floor
Ho Chi Minh Campaign on the first floor
There are 2 rooms on the second floor: Ho Chi Minh campaign headquarters and General Staff of the Saigon Army before April 1975. In the corridor, artifacts about corps fighting in Ho Chi Minh campaign, the rise of Gia Dinh people, etc.
General Staff of the Saigon Army before April 1975 Room
Ho Chi Minh campaign 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.”
Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum is one of the 2 museums operated by 7th Military Zone, the other museum is Southeastern Armed Forces Museum, located at 247 Hoang Van Thu Street, Ward 1, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Although Southeastern Armed Forces Museum is about 8 km far from District 1 – the city center, it is worth visiting and seeing 17,500 artifacts, documents and photos.
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