Code Name: Santa Fe Exhibition, The Secret Wartime History of Hall Place

"It was like going to a cocktail party and trying to eavesdrop on a conversation on the far side of a noisy room” – Hervie Haufler recalling a fellow GIs description of listening to German transmissions.

Discover how American soldiers stationed at Hall Place – code name Santa Fe – intercepted encoded messages sent by the Germans. GI veterans’ memories and declassified files reveal the importance of their round-the-clock, top-secret work, which helped defeat the Nazis.

The exhibition is on display in the house between 10am and 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm) everyday until March 15 2015. Entrance to the exhibition is free with entry tickets to the house. Entry tickets cost

£8 per adult and £6 per concession/under-16 year old. A family ticket valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children is also available for £24. Friends of Bexley Heritage Trust, Annual Pass Holders and National Art Pass holders all enjoy free admission to the house. National Trust members enjoy half price admission with single tickets although not with group bookings.


Join the North Kent Radio Society in the Galleries on the second full weekend of every month that the exhibition runs to have a go at radio transmissions and Morse code.

Pick up your free guide to explore how the house and gardens were used in 1944.

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Hall Place and Gardens
Hall Place and Gardens
Bourne Road
United Kingdom
01322 526574


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