War Remnants Museum delivers a somber account of the horrors of the Vietnam War and other wars of colonialist aggression that have plagued the Vietnamese people. The museum's exhibits may contain a heavy dose of one-sided anti-American sentiment, but they well represent residual American--and other foreign--weaponry and the destruction it wreaked. Look for the French guillotine used to execute prisoners and for the unexploded ordnance stored in a corner of the yard. With our online itinerary creator, Ho Chi Minh City attractions like War Remnants Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Tours to War Remnants Museum
Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $75
Duration: 8 hours
Half-Day Small-Group Ho Chi Minh City Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $29
Duration: 4 hours
War Remnants Museum Reviews
Interesting history learned a lot from the Vietnamese perspective, learned more about the Vietnam war, sad time in our history more »
Came out of the visit very disturbed by the sad reality. Full of historical facts. The photos are poignant and you can feel them deep to your skin. Be brave enough and plunge into war reality. more »
This museum is very respectfully done. The photographs are amazing, but some are very graphic (just to be aware). As you enter there are old tanks and planes, very neat to see up close. The museum flows in a time line fashion with very detailed descriptions of the photographs and artifacts. One of the upper floors has a children's area and on the ground level is an outdoor coffee shop. I'd allow about 2 hours at least and more if you're a reader of everything like myself.
There is a lot to see here. It's fascinating but also so sad. There are many relics from the war. Planes, tanks, helicopters, bombs etc. Mostly left behind by the Americans. The real moments from the war are in the pics though. There are 3 levels in the Museum. Each level devoted to different aspects of the conflict and some politics. With many photo graphs representing both sides of the war. The pics are explained in Vietnamese and English. It's worth spending a few hours here and not be in a rush.
Places to stay near War Remnants Museum
Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Hidden gems in Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 1h 30min
View all >
View all >
Side trips from Ho Chi Minh City
Nearby attractions in Ho Chi Minh City
Plans to War Remnants Museum by other users
17 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM SENEGAL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar BY A USER FROM SENEGAL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium