"Site of the First National Congress of the CPC" Communist Party History Tip by Willettsworld

Communist Party History, Shanghai: 6 reviews and 10 photos


On July 23rd, 1921, the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China was held here at 106 Wantze Road (now 76 Xingye Road). Thirteen delegates including Mao Zedong attended the meeting. However, the Congress was forced to suspend its meeting when police searched the nearby on July 30th.

The site is a typical Chinese house built in 1920 which has a courtyard and a gate. In 1952, the house was renovated and turned into a memorial and it has been open to the public ever since. In the living room on the first floor where the congress was held, everything is placed as it was in 1921. The articles copied from the originals create an imposing atmosphere. Upstairs is an exhibition hall with more than a 100 revolutionary relics, documents, and photos on display. The exhibits cover the history of the Party's birth, the blooming of nation-wide communist teams, photos of the thirteen members, etc. In addition, a waxworks hall vividly reproduces the scene of this significant meeting.

Open: 9am-5pm daily. Admission: Free.

Address: 374 Huangpi Road

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 23, 2009
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