August 1863, the United States to establish consulates in Yantai hill, a total of two, east of the Locations for the brick, irregular design, look elegant and crisp, the west side of the consulate residence, a square platform on the ground floor of buildings. Sided with the South East outside the corridor, the four top of the hill with a loft, water walls, white windows, the legacy of European classical architectural style. In 1941, the Pacific War broke out, smoke the Japanese invasion of the U.S. Consulate was closed down. Now, the former residence of U.S. Consulate Opening of gallery opening as Yantai, Yantai around the inception of this particular historical event. Four most of the eight galleries, through more than 200 pieces of objects, pictures and other exhibits, vividly depicts the Opium War to 1945 from 80 years in the development of social and historical changes in Yantai. This condensed history of the development of modern Yantai, we understand the past, learn from history, to carry out patriotic education, strengthening the vivid history of the two civilizations textbook.
Shandong, ancient place of for the Qi and Lu, located at the east China coast, the Yellow River downstream, the Beijing Hangzhou big canal's north section, the provincial capital supposes in Jinan, in the province the main super city has Jinan, Qingdao, Yantai, Zibo. Western connects the interior, with Hebei, Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu four provinces borders on separately from north to south; Middle high suddenly, Taishan is the throughout peak; The eastern Shandong Peninsula enters Yellow Sea, north separates the Bohai Sea channel and the Liaodong Peninsula relative, surrounds and protects Beijing and Tianjin and Persian Gulf, east separates Yellow Sea and the Korean Peninsula faces one another, the southeast is near depends on broad Yellow Sea, to look out south East China Sea and Japan the chain islands.