From the origins of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, to current exhibitions and events, learn everything the Museum and Memorial has to offer.


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...

Liberty Memorial Tower


Take an elevator, followed by 45 stairs, to the open-air observation deck for a breathtaking view of the Kansas City skyline. At night, a Flame of Inspiration, created by steam and lighting effects, is emitted from the top of the tower and can be seen from miles away. The monument received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 2006 and recognition from Congress as a national memorial in 2014.

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Upcoming Events

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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.
Living History
Sunday, April 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Living History Volunteers focus this month on care items that families and friends sent to soldiers to bring a touch of home to the front lines.
Teacher Workshop
Sunday, April 14 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
A full-day onsite workshop with Museum and Memorial educators covering how to teach students about national and global civic responsibility during tim...
Lecture and tour preview
Sunday, April 14 - 2 p.m. Central
Battlefield tour guide Clive Harris uncovers the traces of the Salonika Campaign imprinted in the landscapes of Greece, and previews the Museum and Me...
Tuesday, April 16 - 6:30 p.m.
Author and scholar Elizabeth Galway explores how WWI-era children’s literature exposes adult concerns about nation, empire and citizenship, and how it...
Happy Hour
Thursday, April 18 - 5:30 p.m.
Join The Modernists for good company, conversation and even better cocktails. Open to members and non-members alike.

“The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s museum dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.”

- Mission Statement, National WWI Museum and Memorial





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