About Shanghai Song Qingling Residence
The former residence of Hai Song Qingling is located at 1843 Huaihai Zhong Road, a small house with red tiles and white walls. This house was originally a private villa of a German, and Song Qingling worked and lived here for 15 years from 1948 to 1963. Shanghai Song Qingling’s former residence is a national key cultural relics protection unit, Shanghai Song Qingling’s former residence memorial hall is a national second-class museum and Shanghai patriotism education base.
The former residence covers an area of more than 4,300 square meters, divided into the front garden, the main building and the back garden. The main building is a creamy white boat-shaped fake three-story western-style building with a construction area of 700 square meters. The main building is a brick and wood structured western-style fake three-story building built in the early 1920s, with the ground floor being the living room, dining room and study, and the second floor being Song Qingling’s bedroom, office and nanny Li Yan’e’s bedroom. There is a wide lawn in front of the building, and behind the building is a lush garden with flowers and trees, surrounded by evergreen balsam fir trees, making the environment beautiful and clean.
The former residence of Song Qingling in Shanghai, where she lived for the longest time in her life and where she was engaged in state activities, has left behind many precious historical moments and a large number of cultural relics, and it was here that Song Qingling gladly accepted the invitation of the Chinese Communist Party to go north to participate in the Founding Ceremony and the First Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in 1949, and was elected Vice Chairman of the Central People’s Government, participating in the formulation of various national policies. major policies of the country. She often held various state events at her former residence, meeting and entertaining visiting dignitaries, promoting Chinese and foreign relations and maintaining world peace. It was also here that she conceived and planned the new Chinese women’s and children’s cultural and welfare programs and foreign propaganda publications she created. She also met with many Party and State leaders such as Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, Zhu De, Chen Yi, etc. in her former residence.
Since 1963, Song Qingling moved to Beijing, and only came back to live in her former residence in Shanghai every year during the Chinese New Year. Song Qingling died in Beijing on May 29, 1981, and the residence was opened to the public as her former residence in Shanghai for posterity, and in October 1981, it was listed as a key cultural relics protection unit in Shanghai, and in 2001, it was approved by the State Council as a national key cultural relics protection unit and a patriotic education base in Shanghai.
How to get there
Address: No. 1843, Huaihai Middle Road, Xuhui District
Bus 44, 48, 72, 113, 126, 138, 506, 548, 911, 920, 923, 926, 945, 946, Travel Line 7.
Admission: 20 RMB
Opening hours: 09:00~16:30