Site of the 1st National Congress of the Communist Party
The Site of the 1st National Congress of the Communist Party is located in the quiet leafy roads of Shanghai's former French Concession.
On July 23, 1921, 13 delegates from Marxist, Socialist and Communist groups from throughout China along with 2 Russian advisors met to found the Chinese Communist Party. In attendance was its most famous junior member Mao Zedong. This group met for 8 days in this unassuming brick house, until discovered by the French police. The delegates fled and adjourned to a boat on Nanhu Lake in Zhejiang province to conclude their discussions.
As well as a faithful recreation of how the house looked in 1921, the site is also attached to a museum. Providing plenty of background to the early history of the Party, the museum also features a lifelike waxwork recreation of the momentous meetings.