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General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum

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Introduction to General Joseph W Stilwell Museum (史迪威将军旧居博物馆)

Reckoned as the one of crucial relics of alternate capital, General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum of Chongqing City was established in 1991. Located in No. 63 Jialingxin Road with an area of 7.2 hectares, the General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum was the residence of Soong Tse-ven (Song ziwen, 1894–1971, prominent businessman and politician) in Chongqing city. 

During 1942-1944, General Joseph W. Stilwell was ordered to arrive in Chongqing and the house became his home. Working as the Chief of the General Staff in Chinese allied forces and commander-in-chief in allied forces of China Burma India Theater, His activities in Chongqing City are striking friendship testimony and valuable cultural monuments and relics between America and china. 

In 2003, the museum was renovated and was finally accomplished 9 months later. Most of parts were restored to their original states as General Joseph W. Stilwell was living, such as bedroom, office, adjutant general office, meeting rooms and basement. More than 100 personal effects of General Joseph W. Stilwell are collected and exhibited in the museum including daily supplies, manuscripts and army uniforms. The full renovations during May, 2002 to March, 2003 have evolved the museum into a wonderful 24-hour apron, which facilitates and enhances exchanges and cooperation in science, technology, military, history, education and other fields between China and America. It attracts all kinds of China-USA exchange activities each year and many visitors such as, American students, scholars, World War II veteran, politicians and officers come here by its reputation.

In memory of outstanding contributions General Joseph W. Stilwell made on against fascists with Chinese people and maintaining and developing the Sino-American friendship, General Joseph W. Stilwell Research Center and General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum were founded in Chongqing City on October, 1991 by local government and Chinese international friends association. 

The main building in the museum is a three-storied house, including an office, an adjutant room, two meeting rooms, bedrooms and a basement. More than one hundred articles such as household goods, manuscripts and the uniform which was used by the general are displayed. In the residence's courtyard, a monument stands in the center on which engraved a passage of epigraph in both English and Chinese. The epigraph was written by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on May 17, 1944. There is a bust of General Joseph W. Stilwell to one side of the monument, which gives visitors a vivid portrait of this great general.

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No. 63 Jialingxin Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing City, China

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Main Sights

General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum

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Travel Information

Admission for General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum: 15 Yuan

Opening Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (Not open in January and February for renovation) 

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1. Visitors can take public bus No. 215, 219, 265, 318, 802 or 808 and get off at Liziba Light Rail Station stop. Walk westward along the Liziba Street for about 400 meters.

2. Visitors can also take public bus No. 210, 215, 219, 262, 265, 501, 503, 802 or 808 and get off at the Liziba stop and walk eastward for about 400 meters.

3. The best way is to take Light Rail Line 2 and get off at Fotuguan station. Then exit from Exit A. 

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Travel Tips 

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about 2 hours.

2. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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