Military Museums in Luzon

Military Museums in Luzon, Philippines

Military Museums in Luzon

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  • Marge T
    Quezon City, Philippines51 contributions
    Visited on 7/15/22 and apparently, the museum is still closed to the public :( fortunately we were able to go around the park and my son was able to check the old planes.
    Written 18 July 2022
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  • Allan D
    Metro Manila, Philippines5 contributions
    Kawit, Cavite equals Emilio Aguinaldo. Now who would have thought that Aguinaldo would have his own museum in Baguio, 270km away from Kawit? I like history, but museum guide Melay showed me a lot of things I didn't know about Philippine history in general and Aguinaldo in particular. I am just thankful that the Aguinaldo family preserved and put on display what they did--among which were the original Philippine flag raised in Kawit and the battle flag that Aguinaldo carried with him throughout his campaigns against the Spaniards and his protracted retreat from the Americans. Regretfully the panel detailing Aguinaldo's version of the arrest, trial, and execution of Andres Bonifacio was not yet ready when I visited. But that just gives me a reason to visit again!
    Written 13 May 2019
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  • biggixer
    Cambridgeshire, UK71 contributions
    Set inside a school and former military barracks this is a must see museum.
    This historically significant site, which is also the location of the 'Surrender Site', is a must see for Filipino, American and other nationalities who have any interest in the horrors of WW2 and the history of the Philippines during Japanese occupation. This small museum documents the events of the surrender and the subsequent Bataan Death March. A sobering piece of history.
    Currently its P50 admission for adults.
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • Fullmetalcupcakes
    Quezon City, Philippines79 contributions
    Good place to go to if you want to learn the history of the Philippine Army. The Army museum offers exhibits detailing the history of the Philippine Army from the Spanish Colonial time up to the present day. The exhibits housed in the Museum highlight the different battles and milestones of the Philippine Army as it went to different transformations to what has become its most modern foothold.
    Written 21 October 2019
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  • Fullmetalcupcakes
    Quezon City, Philippines79 contributions
    The AFP Museum offers a rare view into the military history of the Philippines. The museum is divided into several milestones related to the history of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as well as to organizations that help shaped the Philippine's policy on National Defense. The museum offers a rare glimpse into the life of the Filipino soldier from the Spanish period up to the modern times. Always bring a valid ID to get to the museum as it is co-located inside Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo which is a secured military facility. It can also be reached via cab which can enter via gate 6. Pedestrian entrance is available via Gate 1. You would also be required to pay a small donation of 25 pesos to help maintain the facilities. A small souvenir shop can be found near the museum entrance.
    Written 20 October 2019
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  • Invertebrate
    Plano, TX17 contributions
    After watching numerous of the WW-2 movies about Corregidor "Cry Havoc", and "They were Expendable" with John Wayne; I decided to make a visit to the Island of Corregidor in June 2019. My interest was seeing the island where history was made and the neighboring Bataan Peninsula. I had certain places that I wanted to see on the island. The ferry from Manila docked at Corregidor at the north dock. This is the exact dock that Lt JG John Bulkeley on PT-41 transported Gen Douglas MacArthur and his family to Mindanao in 1942. The dock is constructed of concrete with rebar and you can see where it has been repaired numerous times from the war damage of both sides. But, I wanted to walk to the end of it slowly and look back at the island to see what Gen MacArthur must have seen and felt when he stepped onto the PT boat. From the end of the dock you can see Cavite and Mariveles. The trams that give the tour are rapid paced so I was unable to spend much time near the islands north dock. My next point of interest was the Malinta Tunnel east entrance. Good tour but the tunnel is darkened for the video effects and many tripping hazards from old rail tracks down the middle. If you tour try to be near the front so you can hear the tour guide. My interest from the 3rd tunnel lateral on the north side from the east entrance. This was the Headquarters lateral for MacArthur and Gen Wainwright. Several of the Laterals have life-sized people and scenes to exhibit the events of the time. The experience is heighten by the flash and thunder of simulated bomb explosions, the soft hushed murmurs of people talking. Wish I had more time in the tunnel itself, but it is a tour in and out . Lunch for the tour was on the Islands only hotel, it was very very hot day the restaurant and loads of cold water and a buffet type food After I attempted to follow the Bataan Death March route from Mariveles back to Angeles City, it is not well marked and the road is under reconstruction. I want to go back and attempt that route after doing more research and putting some Lat's and Longs into my Garmin. "When I return", I want to spend a night on the islands hotel and see in more detail what is called TOPSIDE. This place was on my bucket list and it was emotional to walk where the US soldiers were from December 1941 till March 1942. The tour guide had excellent knowledge of the island and the period in history that I was interested in.
    Written 17 May 2020
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  • Nico Samneil Sy Salado
    Cebu Island, Philippines597 contributions
    A great history awaits here! Tour was not enough to readout the whole stories being hold here. Hoping to have more time.
    Written 17 February 2020
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