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During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American aviators were shot down, imprisoned, tortured, and beaten in North Vietnam. They experienced the harshest conditions imaginable as Prisoners of War.

For as many as eight long years, the Vietnam POWs stayed true to their mission and survived behind bars. They communicated through codes and raps on prison walls. They were unbelievably brave and resisted enemy propaganda. And their families knew little of their fate.

Opening May 24, 2023: At the Nixon Library, relive the harrowing experience of hell in the Hanoi Hilton and gripping tales of resilience, fortitude, and faith.

See more than 75 unique artifacts from around the country, on display together for the first time. Launch from an aircraft carrier ready room into the skies. Get up close to a recreated, rat-infested prison cell. And relive the national celebration that was their homecoming, including the largest dinner in White House history.

This new, original Nixon Library exhibit is in Honor of Ross Perot, Sr.

Captured: Shot Down In Vietnam opens at the Nixon Library on May 24, 2023 and is only open for a limited time.

Don’t delay — order your tickets now!