Street Address
Faneuil Hall, 4th Floor
Government Center
Boston, MA 02109
Mailing Address
Faneuil Hall, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
phone: 617-227-1638
fax: 617-227-7221
e-mail: ahac.curator@verizon.net
web: www.ahac.us.com
Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 3:30 PM
Admissions
Free!!
Free
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
LT Charles Fazio, Curator
phone: 617-227-1638

Description

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 one of many recipients who have been a part of the AHAC.

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 are a very special set of stairs "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!

Mission

This company, in and of itself, is living history keeping alive traditions and values dating to 1638 and before.

Artifacts Collections

President John F. Kennedy Exhibit. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient George Maynard Exhibit. Honorable Artillery Company of London Exhibit.

Research Collections

Military publications from 1600's to present day.

Facilities

Armory, Museum, Library.

Governance

Governor of State is Commander in Chief. Elected Captain, 1st & 2nd LTs serve 1 year term. Museum & Library (5 members) serve 5 year terms.

Library

Access: Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

  • Annual Record
  • Roster of Officers, NCO & Committees

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Restrooms

Services

Gift Shop