A visit here is an intense and perhaps shocking look into the war in Vietnam which lasted some 20 years from 1955 until the fall of Saigon in 1975. Referred to by several names, but within Vietnam this war is referred to as the American War. This museum contains multiple stories of often graphic images and descriptions of the brutality of this particular war with a focus on war crimes. Particularly difficult to visit is the exhibit on the effects of agent orange and napalm and the numerous deformities and other ailments resulting from its uses during this war.
A number of old USA pieces of military equipment are on display in the courtyard which visitors enter after paying an admission fee. Also not to be missed in the courtyard is a side exhibit on some of the torture techniques used during the war as well as a guillotine and several ‘tiger cages’, nasty barbed wire tiny cages that used to house prisoners without letting them stand. And defused but never exploded ordnance are also housed in this courtyard.
Inside the museum, displays cover a wide range of topics relating to the war including rooms dedicated to conscientious objectors, to the journalists who covered the war including those who lost their lives doing so, rooms containing weapons and a display about the My Lai Massacre.
One of the most popular museums in the country – especially with tourists. For more information, visit: www.warremnantsmuseum.com