The Battle of Sardarabad was a battle of the Caucasus campaign of World War I that took place near Sardarabad, Armenia from 21 to 29 May 1918, between the regular Armenian military units and militia on one side and the Ottoman army that had invaded Eastern Armenia on the other. As Sardarabad is approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of the capital of Yerevan, the battle not only halted the Ottoman advance into the rest of Armenia, but also prevented the complete destruction of the Armenian nation. In the words of Christopher J. Walker, had the Armenians lost this battle, is perfectly possible that the word Armenia would have henceforth denoted only an antique geographical term.
The Museum of Sardarapat is a complex with 6500 sq/m area and is comprised of several halls.The separate exhibition dedicated to the Battle of Sardarapat is of special significance in the museum, and the excursion starts just from here.
Many of the weapons kept in the museum are in fine state up to now. The gun “Mosin” is the symbol of the 19th-century liberation movement. They were used in the Battle of Sardarapat, too.
Location: Some 6 miles (10km) south-west of the little town of Armavir, which is ca. 30 miles (45 km) west of Yerevan.