Last updated: 12/13/2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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
Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 3:30 PM
Gift Shop
LT Charles Fazio, Curator
phone: 617-227-1638

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!


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

Artifact 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.


Armory, Museum, Library.


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


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes


Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

  • Annual Record
  • Roster of Officers, NCO & Committees
  • ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible



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