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Hwajinpo History & Security Museum (화진포역사안보전시관)

  • Hwajinpo History & Security Museum (화진포역사안보전시관)
  • Hwajinpo History & Security Museum (화진포역사안보전시관)
  • Hwajinpo History & Security Museum (화진포역사안보전시관)
  • Hwajinpo History & Security Museum (화진포역사안보전시관)

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Address
300-1, Hwajinpo-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
강원도 고성군 거진읍 화진포길 300-1
Inquiries
• 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-680-3677
Operating Hours
Summer Season 09:00-18:00
Winter Season 09:00-17:30
Closed
N/A (Open all year round)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Next to Hwajinpo Lake and a dense forest of pine trees lays Hwajinpo History and Security Museum. Its premier location near amazing ecological sites makes the museum a popular destination to pay a visit. Originally built as a summer house for former president Syngman Rhee in 1954 and used as a private villa until the early 1960s, the buildingw as left neglected after his regime was overthrown.

    In July of 1997, the Korean Army remodeled the house, turning the place into a historical museum for goods used during warfare and other historical remains of former presidents. Adding auxiliary buildings and completing another major restructuring projects in February 2007, it became open to the public displaying artifacts exhibiting Korea's significant past and serving as a hub for security education.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Admission / Participation Fees
    [Integrated Ticket for Hwajinpo Museum + Ecology Museum]
    Individual: Adults 3,000 won / Children 2,300 won
    Group: Adults 2,300 won / Children 1,600 won
    * Group: 30 people or more
    * Free admission for seniors (ages 65 and older)

    Pets
    Not permitted

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Parking Fee
    Free

    Info. Services for Koreans
    Available (Hwajinpo Lake Tourism Office; reservation required in advance.)

    Homepage
    www.goseong.org (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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