The Old Arsenal
The exhibition of Lithuanian archaeology “Prehistory of Lithuania” contains more than 4,000 archaeological finds. These are unique examples of Baltic culture representing the culture of Lithuania from the appearance of the first residents in the territory of Lithuania in the 11th millennium B.C. to the formation of the Lithuanian state in the 13th century.
Gediminas Castle Tower
Once the political centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Gediminas hill fort bears witness to the settling of the first inhabitants in this territory and the Teutonic crusades against Lithuania, as well as very important recent events: it marks the beginning of the Baltic Way in Lithuania, and somewhat earlier, on 1 January 1919, the Lithuanian tricolour was hoisted on this tower for the first time.
The Former Detention House
The exhibition “The Awakened: The History of the Rebels Found on Gedimino Hill” is set up in a building opened to the public for the first time – the former detention house for political prisoners no. 14 (T. Kosciuškos St. 1), in which approximately 1,000 participants of the uprising were imprisoned in 1863–1864.
Kazys Varnelis House-Museum
In the small halls full of elements of the old Gothic architecture, expositions of historical graphics and Western European sculpture are arranged. The expositions are supplemented with the ensembles of Renaissance and Baroque furniture and the creative abstractions by Kazys Varnelis.
The House of Signatories
The renewed display uses both classical and new technologies to present Lithuania’s path toward statehood starting with the second part of the 19th c. all the way up to signing the fateful 16 February Act of Independence.
Jonas Basanavicius Birthplace
Jonas Basanavičius’s birthplace contains a solitary homestead of a well-to-do Suvalkian farmer with traditional residential and auxiliary buildings from the late 19th to early 20th century. This is where the leader of the national revival movement, physician and public figure, dr. Jonas Basanavičius (1851–1927), grew up.