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


This is not a game. This is History. Live through the war to end all wars unlike ever before in this...

The Little War

FEATURED EXHIBITION: Explore the lives of children swept up by the storms of World War I while adult...

Sacred Service

Rabbis, pastors, monks, imams, priests and more served with the fighting nations of World War I; man...

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

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.
Weekly chat
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
All through summer 2024, join Curatorial Affairs staff each week for an in-depth examination of an artifact and its incredible history from the Museum...
Featured Exhibition Tour
Saturday, July 27 | 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Take a special guided tour of The Little War, tailored for young audiences, exploring children’s experiences in WWI. Free with Featured Exhibition adm...
Teacher Development
Monday, July 29-Thursday, Aug. 1 | 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Central Time
Teachers, join the Gilder Lehrman Institute - featuring Dr. Donald L. Fixico and Museum and Memorial curator Natalie Lovgren - in exploring American I...
Free Admission for Teachers
Friday, Aug. 2 – Sunday, Aug. 4 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Calling all teachers! Our galleries and exhibitions are yours for FREE all weekend long; just present your school badge at the Ticketing Counter.
Special opening hours
Sunday, Aug. 4 | 8:30-10 a.m.
Guests with sensory sensitivities are welcome to explore the Museum and Memorial in a calm, low-stimulating environment 90 minutes before public openi...

“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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