Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall was opened on September 15th, 1984. The memorial hall is was built to commemorate the brave men who fought for South Korea in Incheon on September 15th, 1950 led by General MacArthur. The memorial hall also focuses on the 100 year anniversary of the opening of Incheon port to foreigners in 1883.
The Incheon Landing Operation was a huge victory for South Korea and the United Nations. The operation was a big gamble but it paid off and was a major turning point in the Korean War giving the allies a chance to reclaim Seoul and the South Korea.
The Memorial Hall shows us what life was like at that time in Incheon through pictures. The museum also shows videos about the Battle of Incheon and weapons, uniforms, equipment and the lifestyle of both the North and South Korean army during the war. Outside the museum you will notice 16 flags. These flags are of the countries that joined South Korea fighting during the Korean War. The outdoor exhibit has real tanks and weapons that were used during the Korean War. There is also a memorial tower and statue.
The Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall is definitely worth a visit and is a great insight into the Korean War and Incheon City.
Opening Hours / Admission:
Open from 09:00 am – 18:00 pm. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Open Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Monday’s and New Year’s Day. If Monday is a national holiday the museum will open and then close the next day.
Free to all.
How to get to Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall:
Take Seoul Subway Line 1 to Bupyeong Station and then transfer to Incheon Subway Line 1 and get off at Dongmak Station, exit 3. Take bus 6, 8, or 16 and get off at Songdo Resort (송도유원지). The memorial is only a few minutes walk away. I have marked the bus stop and the memorial hall on the map below.
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