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National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

Steeped in history, the National World War I Museum and Memorial is America’s only museum dedicated to sharing the stories of the Great War through the eyes of those who lived it.

Interactive displays, thought-provoking films and eyewitness testimonies help guide visitors through one of the largest collections of WWI artifacts in the world.

From the first shots fired in 1914 to the last attempts at peace in 1919, this award-winning museum offers a global perspective of “The War to End All Wars,” and includes firsthand accounts from the battlefield and home front alike.

Plan your visit to the National World War I Museum today, and learn why the First World War wasn’t the last.


Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays (except Holiday Mondays and during summer hours)


Open Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and May 14.

Please note: Memory and Exhibit Halls close at 4:30 p.m. and the last ride to the top of the Liberty Memorial Tower* is at 4:15 p.m.

Holiday Mondays

The Museum is also open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on occasional Mondays throughout the year (in addition to during the summer). In 2016, this includes Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Feb. 15 (Presidents Day), May 30 (Memorial Day), Sept. 5 (Labor Day) and Dec. 26.

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