Ton Duc Thang Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

3.1
Dedicated to a former president of Vietnam, Ton Duc Thang Museum offers interesting insight into the life and times of the man known affectionately as "Uncle Ton." Consisting of eight display rooms, the small museum details Ton's early life, his rise to political prominence, and his ongoing efforts to maintain peace in the nation. Don't miss the exhibits relating to French colonial rule, which explain a particularly complex period in the country's history. Use our Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner to arrange your visit to Ton Duc Thang Museum and other attractions in Ho Chi Minh City.
Create an itinerary including Ton Duc Thang Museum
map
Places to stay near Ton Duc Thang Museum
Ton Duc Thang Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
30 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • This museum is a short walk from centre of Ho Chi Minh City. It is not far from the Saigon River. The museum displays the life of Ton Duc Thang (TDT) who in 1929 was sentenced to 20 years impison of h...  more »
  • I visited the museum today to learn more about the father of modern day Vietnam. What i discovered is the story of Thon Duc Thang is very similar to that of Nelson Mandela: - imprisoned for 15 years i...  more »
  • The Museum is worth a visit just for history buffs. And just then come you not around, to the former President Googling to get a "big picture", because Uncle tone is greatly glorified. Otherwise find many items that sound have marked the life of Uncle, but not interesting. For me, the Museum was rather a suggestion to deal with ton Duc Thang.
    View original
Google
  • Quality not quantity! A relatively small museum on two floors but with well-designed exhibits about the life and times of Uncle Tôn. The “rice grinding” and Tiger cages room has audio and allows an “experiential” visit. Very well done. The explanations are clear and bilingual. The different media for the making portraits upstairs are worth examining. Note the opening hours. Entrance is free. A restaurant is also on the premises so you can have lunch during the midday closing hours. Some parking for cars and scooters is available on site.
  • Free and good exhibitions. Historical context is a bit light, so I would recommend visiting war remenants first, then here.
  • Toc Duc Thang or Uncle Ton is the first President of the Social Republic of Vietnam and the first Vietnamese to be awarded with Lenin Peace Award. Being the first President of the Social Republic of Vietnam, Uncle Ton is also the first of the country to be awarded Lenin Peace Award as well as the only Vietnamese to engage in the anti-war activities of 1917. The museum, located on number 5 of the riverside street which is also named Ton Duc Thang, was established in order to celebrate President Ton’s 100th birthday in 1988. Housed in the former residence of Tran Thien Khiem – Premier of the South Vietnam Government, this place is also near Ba Son Shipyard, where Ton Duc Thang used to work as a mechanic. Not really a big one, Ton Duc Thang museum has 8 display wards with artifacts and miniature that ceptured Ton Duc Thang’s life. Detailed record of his early upbringing, including pictures of his hometown in An Giang and O Moi Boat Station from where the president used to go to school, is exhibited in Ceremony room. Other rooms focus on his ongoing struggle for peace – the most significant phase in his life. Especially, “Con Son Pearl” Exhibition Room is where hell-on-Earth Con Dao Prison – in which he has spent 15 difficult years, is illustrated.
  • Great place for lunch with both local and western food, also a great choice of coffee and other drink. Car parks available is also a good point here.
  • Good place to visit and understand the Vietnam war. The Con Dao prison exhibit is well design

Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Ton Duc Thang Museum by other users

36 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in Cambodia, Ho Chi Minh City & Phu Quoc Island BY A USER FROM VIETNAM January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM CROATIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 51 days in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM NAMIBIA December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM FINLAND November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 33 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM VIETNAM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans