Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company: Museum & Library

Discover artifacts, documents, medals, paintings, photographs and memorabilia that date from the early 1600s in the Armory and Museum of the AHAC in Faneuil Hall.

Ahac, Armory, Fourth Floor, Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA 02109

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Admission: Free! 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. 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 is the Stairway of the Constitution on which there are 13 risers with brass plaques and flags from the original signatory states. We hope to inspire generations of the lessons learned of those who showed the utmost in optimism, courage and sacrifice in the building of this nation. No tour of Boston is complete without a visit to the AHAC!

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  • First Flag Raising. Raising of Grand Union Flag.

    Every New Year's Day the city of Somerville commemorates an important moment of the American Revolution The First Flag Raising....

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    Tue, Jan 1, 2019

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  • Salem Muster. First Muster. Anniversary of First Muster

    The AHAC participates in the parade and ceremony commemorating the Anniversary of the country's first muster in 1637 in Salem Massachusetts....

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    Sat, Apr 6, 2019

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  • Patriots' Day Parade. Paul Revere Ride.

    Patriot's Day is celebrated in Massachusetts to remember the events that took place in Boston leading to the American Revolution....

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    Mon, Apr 15, 2019

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  • June Day. Drum Head Election. Governor Mass Issues Commissions

    The largest military parade on the East Coast! On the first Monday in June an election of the Officers and...

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    Mon, Jun 3, 2019

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  • Fourth of July Parade & Reading of the Constitution at Old State House

    Every July 4th the Captain Commanding of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts (i.e. A&HAC)...

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    Thu, Jul 4, 2019

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