According to Travel Guide in China,The General Stilwell Museum is situated in the Yuzhong Region, an outskirt of Chongqing, It has occupying an area of 7.2 mu (about 1.2 acres), famous for intriguing collection of memorabilia of the famed Flying Tigers in World War II. It was founded in memory of General Joseph W. Stilwell, an American general who contributed a great deal to the Chinese people. The museum was opened to the public in 1991. Since then, it attracts tens of thousands of visitors from home and abroad to come to visit. Even William Pace, a former American Secretary of Defense, made a special trip to visit the museum in 1994. Although it has been restored and enlarged several times, it style has not been changed.
In 1942, during the Second World War, General Joseph W. Stilwell acted under orders to come to Chongqing. He worked as Chief of Staff in the China Theater of Operations and as the Commander-in-Chief of the American Army in the China Burma India Theater (CBI). The residence became the headquarters of the China Burma India Theater during that period. General Stilwell participated in a series of political and military affairs in the CBI Theatre of World WarⅡ, and cemented a profound friendship with the Chinese people fighting side-by-side in the Anti-Fascist War in China.
The main building of the museum is the former residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell. It is a three-storied house with an office, an adjutant room two meeting rooms, bedrooms and a basement. Simple furniture is shown as it was during the time that he lived there. There also displayed more than one hundred articles such as household goods, manuscripts and the uniform which was used by the general. A monument stands in the center of the residence's courtyard, engraved with epigraph written by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on May 17, 1944. Today, The General Stilwell Museum has became one of the best travel attractions and Patriotism Base in Chongqing.
How to travel in The General Stilwell Museum, Here are some guide information about The General Stilwell Museum. The detail is following:
Address: No.63, Jialingxinlu of Liziba, Yuzhong District, Chongqing
Admission Fee: 5RMB for p.p
Opening hours: 09:00 a.m-16:50 p.m
Contact Hotline: 86 23 63609515
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