The Cavalry Museum is housed in the former guardhouse of the Lappeenranta fortifications, and dates from the 1770’s. The museum was opened in 1973. In the Cavalry Museum you can experience the fire of the fierce Hackapelites and succumb to the charm of the red-panted dragoons.

The Cavalry belonged to the Lappeenranta street scene from the 1880’s, when a garrison was built for the Finninsh Dragoon Regiment. Uniforms, weapons and numerous documents give a colourful picture of town and garrison life.

Reference: South Carelia Museums

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Colleen said 9 years ago
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Pauli (4 months ago)
The opening hours were clearly not found anywhere. Let's get back to it next summer.
Pirjo H (5 months ago)
The history of Finland's oldest cavalry regiment and at the same time respect for the war horse.
Antti Ojalehto (5 months ago)
A small museum, but a really well executed exhibition. The same ticket also gives access to the art museum and the South Karelian Museum in the same area
Hanna Naakka (6 months ago)
Informative and compact museum. A visit to Lappeenranta's oldest building offers a concise overview of the history of the Finnish cavalry, taking 20 to 60 minutes. depending on the enthusiasm of the guest.
Marco-Christian de Wallén-Valvee (6 months ago)
We didn’t have time to get acquainted with the museum itself because of the holiday rushes, we only admired the barren beautiful building from the outside. A little rummaging revealed that this is the oldest building in the whole city (1772) and it was built as a guardhouse for the Russian garrison. Sometimes you have to come to Lappeenranta for a longer time in order to have more time to spend more time, for example, in these museums.
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