The New Hall Military Museum is a recreation of the home where Secretary of War Henry Knox operated in the early days of the Revolutionary War, and the origin point of America’s Army and Navy. Today the small building—Knox shared it with the Carpenters Company—houses exhibits about the founding of the United States Marine Corps and about the history of the Army and Navy, starting with the American Revolution until the late 18th century. The original building was built in 1791, but it was torn down and rebuilt in the 1950s as part of the Independence National Historical Park renovations.
The New Hall Military Museum sits on the east side of Independence Mall, right behind the First Bank of the United States. It is open only Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 5 pm.