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Our nation has a long and proud history of Americans answering the call to serve. Today, we pause to remember the 138,000 POW’s and 83,000 MIA’s from WWII to the present day during this, America’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

The American Heritage Museum is humbled to have been chosen to display a somber reminder of perhaps the most well-known of all of the POW camps in Vietnam, the Hỏa Lò Prison or as it is more colloquially known as the “Hanoi Hilton.”

With great foresight and appreciation of the historic significance of these cells a donor made sure that the most important of these cells were disassembled, brick by brick, slab by slab, and preserved for posterity before the remaining parts of the prison were raised in the mid-1990s.

Today only a handful of these cells survive at the original Hanoi Hilton along with the ones that will be carefully reassembled at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, Ma. This portion of the “Hilton” known as “Heartbreak Hotel” was the section where most of the downed flyers spent their first weeks of captivity, enduring the peak of their horrific and grueling physical and mental torture. We are solemnly committed to ensuring the personal war for survival and sacrifice of these brave men shall never be forgotten.

The AHM is honored to be able to keep their legacy alive for future generations and look forward to the future opening of this gallery that will preserve their courage, valor, and bravery.
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Celebrating the 75th Victory Over Japan day (VJ day). Honoring those who served and lost their lives for our freedom and liberty. We must remember. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have been making some interesting discoveries as we assemble the Panzer 1A. Pictures show the left rear swing arm with a bullet hole right through it. Looks like the bullet traveled through the arm and into a wheel rim. ... See MoreSee Less

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Restoration work is being done on the German 7.5mm IG18 artillery piece that will go into the War Clouds exhibit around the end of this week. The wooden spoke wheels indicate this cannon was pulled by a horse. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hours of Operation

Now Open!

(Updated July 9, 2020)

The American Heritage Museum has reopened to visitors as part of the State of Massachusetts COVID-19 Phase III plan. The museum is open weekly from Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily.

Advance purchase of tickets to print at home is preferred to maintain a contactless payment system – please click here to Purchase Tickets Online

Pre-Scheduled Tank Driving Experiences are being conducted on a one-on-one basis during select days. See the schedule and learn more at this link.

All museum visitors will be required to adhere to social distancing measures when visiting, including the use of face masks at all times while inside the museum per state requirements. 

Daily Schedule

MONDAY CLOSED
TUESDAY CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
SATURDAY 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
SUNDAY 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Visitors are encouraged to plan for an average two hour visit.

The American Heritage Museum is closed on the following holidays: Easter Sunday,  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day.

*Advance tickets not required, but preferred. You can pay at admissions desk if you prefer.

Admissions

Adults $20.00
Children (12 and Under) $10.00
Seniors (62 plus) $18.00
Active Duty Military (With ID)/Veterans $18.00
Children 2 and Under FREE
Collings Foundation Members FREE
World War II Veterans FREE


PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE
Click on AHM logo to purchase tickets

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Museum Re-Opens Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

As a part of the Reopening Massachusetts Phase III, the American Heritage Museum will be re-opening to the public on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. All visitors will be required to wear face masks while visiting the indoor spaces per state requirements.