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Memorial Day 2024: Discounts and Events All Weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, join us as we give special honor and recognition to the individuals who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. Free admission for active-duty and veterans; half-price for the public.

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Memorial Day 2024

Parking Information: May 26, 2024

Celebration at the Station

🚫 No parking is available at the Museum and Memorial after 5 p.m.


⛔ Memorial Drive, Wyandotte at 29th and Kessler will be closed to traffic.
 

🚗 Paid parking for the event is available in multiple surface lots and garages around the event site, including at Union Station Kansas City.

🚋 Attendees may also park anywhere along the KC Streetcar route.
 

Exhibitions

Sacred Service

Open May 23, 2024: Rabbis, pastors, monks, imams, priests and more served with the fighting nations ...

The Little War

Explore the lives of children swept up by the storms of World War I while adults were fighting on th...

Virtual Reality Experiences

Experience the Great War like you never have before in 3D virtual reality: A battle in a trench on t...

Mail Call

On envelopes carrying letters to his son, John Ross Myers carefully painted cartoons, scenes of camp...

Bergman Family Gallery and Open Storage Center

Included with your General Admission ticket, the Lower Level features the Bergman Family Gallery and...

Main Gallery: The World War, 1914-1919

Included with your General Admission ticket, the Main Gallery of the National WWI Museum and Memoria...
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Upcoming Events

All Events
Live Programming
Saturdays at 11 a.m.
History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which guests of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts.
Special Event Station
Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Museum and Memorial is teaming up with area amateur radio operators for special event station WW1USA. All short-wave radio operators welcome.
Memorial Day
Friday-Monday, May 24-27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Commemorate the service and memory of a fallen soldier by adding their name to a poppy blossom, displayed on the branches of the Trees of Remembrance.
Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This Memorial Day weekend, join us as we give special honor and recognition to the individuals who sacrificed their lives while serving their country....
Lecture
Monday, May 27 - 12:30 p.m.
Cycle through WWI battlefields with Brett Hawkes on his journey following his grandfather’s steps along the Western Front, meeting the descendants of ...
Conversation and reception
Wednesday, May 29 | Reception 5:30 p.m. | Program 6:30 p.m.
Join in conversation with the Museum and Memorial’s inaugural Australian indigenous Artist-in-Residence, Worimi artist Dean Cross, in partnership with...

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