Information and opening hours

The Jean P. Haydon Museum is housed in two historical US Navy building – the Navy Commissary and the Garage, which was also home to the Post Office before being turned into the national museum in 1971.

Jean P. Haydon was the wife of Governor John M. Haydon, who helped establish the Museum in 1971.

The Museum is home to many historical artifacts, books, collections and gifts presented to the Territory and frequently host a number of local exhibitions throughout the year.


One exhibit of special note on display is a small American Samoa flag and three moon stones gifted to the American Samoa Government by President Richard Nixon following the return of one of the Apollo moon missions. The flag was carried to the moon by one of the astronauts.

The Museum is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4.00pm and is located in Fagatogo opposite the US Post Office.