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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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Student Admissions Program During COVID-19 Teaching

  • Please fill out the form if you would like to take advantage of a special American Heritage Museum admissions rate of $8 for students and $15 for one accompanying guest / chaperone / parent. Students who are in private schools, public schools, parochial schools, home school, colleges, universities, and special education can utilize this special education outreach program. Due to subject matter, we do not recommend the museum for students under 6th Grade level.

    Students and guests can visit Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please fill out form to let us know when you would like to visit, what grade you are in, what school you are attending and if there is an area of interest or class subject matter we can focus on during your tour through the American Heritage Museum.

    You can purchase tickets from the link in the form submission confirmation or are welcome to pay at the admissions desk on arrival.

    If you need assistance, please call the American Heritage Museum at 978-562-9182 or email Hunter@AmericanHeritageMuseum.org.

  • Student Admissions Request Form

  • Visit Date and Time Preferences

    Please provide the date and time you are anticipating to visit - we are open from Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Please note that visits traditionally take 1.5 to 2 hours at minimum. We do not recommend beginning your visit after 3:30pm.
  • Accessability Accomodations

  • Additional Information

  • Please tell us how we can make your educational experience special and applicable to what you are learning in school. If there is a specific area of interest we can elaborate on please let us know.
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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.