Wylie Gallery
Oct. 28, 2022 - April 30, 2023


Nearly 9 million people were held as prisoners of war at some point during the four brutal years of the Great War – by both sides. Seldom told, their experiences are some of the most common.
Main Gallery
View The World War Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It

Main Gallery: The World War, 1914-1919

Included with your General Admission ticket, the Main Gallery of the National WWI Museum and Memorial holds the permanent exhibition, “The World War, 1914-1919.”
Wylie Gallery
Open June 2023

Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

Open June 2023: "Bespoke Bodies" explores prosthetic design and its critical role in humanizing new technologies for individuals living with limb loss or limb difference.
Exhibit Hall
Open Feb. 23, 2023

Entertaining the Troops

Open Feb. 23, 2023: “War is months of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror” – a saying that sums up the chief problem facing troops during WWI. Whether it was card games in the trenches or
A WWI POW Camp of Propaganda

Fighting with Faith

"Fighting with Faith" explores the WWI alliance between Germany and the Ottoman Empire – how they used art, writing, architecture and special treatment to target prisoners in the Half Moon Camp, and
From the Homefront to the Frontlines

War Fare

It unites us, divides us and is one of the most effective weapons in war: the control (and cooking) of food. The National WWI Museum and Memorial addresses an often overlooked aspect of the war: food.
American Philanthropy and WWI

The Rise of Giving

Faced with the catastrophic impact of World War I, many Americans were moved to greater generosity. People from all backgrounds played an important role in providing relief to Europe, the Middle East
An Immersive Tour

Trenches of WWI

One of the most common images associated with World War I is the trench. View this narrated, immersive tour of the Museum's trench displays on Google Arts & Culture and learn the history of trench

The Volunteers

The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I examines the stories of the young men and women who transformed the meaning of volunteerism. Prompted by altruism, personal ambition, a search for adventure
A Guided Journey through WWI History

Curator's Tour

Explore highlights of the National WWI Museum and Memorial with this narrated, immersive tour of the galleries, guided by our Curator of Education.
Google Arts and Culture


From Animals to Zeppelins, this A-Z Guide helps viewers better understand the “War that Shaped the 20th Century.”
Google Arts & Culture

Make Way for Democracy!

In an era of federal segregation, the national call as “champions of the rights of mankind” rang hollow. Many African Americans saw the war as an opportunity to redefine their U.S. citizenship and
Immersive Tour of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

Architectural Tour

Explore the architecture of the National WWI Museum and Memorial with a narrated tour of this National Historic Landmark.