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Monford Point Marines, First Black Marines

ACES Veteran’s Museum

Respect the Past, Nurture the Future


MON – THURS: 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.


Address: 5801-3 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA

June 17th

Honoring Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a significant commemoration in American history. It marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that all slaves were free, effectively enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued by President Abraham Lincoln two and a half years earlier.

Juneteenth holds great cultural and historical significance as a celebration of freedom, resilience, and the ongoing struggle for equality. It symbolizes the liberation of enslaved people and acknowledges the hardships they endured. Juneteenth serves as a reminder of the long journey towards racial justice and the continuous fight against systemic racism and inequality.

The observance of Juneteenth has evolved over time, encompassing a range of traditions and activities that celebrate African American heritage and culture.

It is a day for reflection, education, community gatherings, parades, music, art, and storytelling. Juneteenth serves as a platform for promoting unity, understanding, and the pursuit of social justice.

Recognizing Juneteenth is an opportunity for all individuals to honor the achievements and resilience of African Americans, deepen their understanding of history, and actively engage in the ongoing work of equality and justice for all. It is a day to reflect on the progress made and to recommit to building a more inclusive and equitable society.

As Juneteenth gains increased recognition and becomes more widely celebrated, it serves as a reminder that freedom is a fundamental right, one that must be protected and cherished. Juneteenth stands as a powerful reminder of the triumph of the human spirit and the collective pursuit of freedom and equality for all.

Get to Know Us

Aces Veteran’s Museum

The ACES Veterans Museum is committed to educating visitors about the history and accomplishments of Black and Minority Veterans. We honor and recognize our Veterans. Everyday is Veterans Day here at ACES Veterans Museum. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to show veterans support through our many engaging programs and historical experiences.

Archives War Memorabilia Historical RSO Gallery
Vintage Wear War Photography Art Gallery


Women of WWII

A Special Exhibition

Aces Veterans Museum is proud to honor Women’s History with a special exhibit featuring their service and contributions during WWII. The exhibit will highlight the stories and accomplishments. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about their heroic service and how their actions have helped shape our society. Additionally, special programs and events will be held throughout the month that recognize women veterans for their bravery and dedication to our country. These include lectures, book readings, panel discussions, and receptions with prominent female veterans in attendance.

At Aces Veterans Museum, we strive to ensure that all veterans are remembered, regardless of gender or background. We believe that honoring the service of women veterans during Women’s History Month is vitally important in order to create a more balanced narrative about who has served our country throughout history. It is our hope that this exhibit will inspire future generations to continue serving our nation with courage and distinction.

More to Explore

Upcoming Exhibitions

Latino Veterans Exhibition

1 Jul – 31 Jul | ADULTS – $5 | STUDENTS – $5

Experience the vibrant and inspiring Latinos exhibit at the ACES Veterans Museum, where a treasure trove of artifacts and compelling photographs from World War II awaits.

Asian Veteran’s Exhibition

10 JUN – 23 FEB | ADULTS – $5 | STUDENTS – $5

Discover a collection of artifacts and stories that highlight their bravery, resilience, and unwavering dedication. Gain a deeper appreciation for the pivotal role played by Asian servicemen and women in shaping history. Join us in honoring their legacy and recognizing their profound impact at the ACES Veterans Museum.


Museum Highlights​

Students learn History from a Black Veteran

Educational Tours

Students will be inspired and energized by a live tour of our historic site. We offer many different types of tours including, virtual tours so that every child has the opportunity to learn about Minority American’s history in an engaging way at ACES Veterans Museum! Contact Us for Group Tour.

Wall of Honor for Minority Veterans

Wall of Honor

ACES Veterans Museum has a Wall of Honor using bricks to commemorate important events and individuals. The second floor exhibit at ACES is an impressive tribute not only for minority veterans, but also all minorities who have served our country and deserve recognition. Learn more about how you can provide veterans support.

Minority Veterans at Aces Musem

Museum & VSO

The ACES Veterans Museum is a place that not only preserves history, but also gives back to the community through their Veteran Service Organization. They love giving veterans support programs and opportunities for veterans in need so come on over if you want help getting started or just some friendly advice!

Museum Online Shop

We’re so excited to announce our latest line of ACES Veterans Museum items. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to show veterans support! From apparel to accessories, we’ve got something for everyone. Our hats and t-shirts are perfect for showing support while making a statement.

Events and More

Come show veterans support at the next event! We have lots of fun activities planned all year long to honor those who served and continue serving in the military. Check out what’s happening next here at ACES Veterans Museum

Support or Volunteer

Show support or volunteer at the Aces Veterans Museum. If you are interested in volunteering your time and/or expertise or wish to make a donation, please contact the Aces Veterans Museum. Donations of clothing, food, toys, and monetary contributions are all being accepted. Your generous donations will go directly to helping the veterans and their families.