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National Infantry Museum

1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia 31903 USA

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“one of the greatest collections of military artifacts in the world”

The National Infantry Museum emphasizes the values that define the Infantryman, as well as the nation he protects: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. It preserves and displays one of the greatest collections of military artifacts in the world, but it is a museum of people, not things. As a visitor, you will meet the Infantryman face to face and join him on his journey. You will come to understand why an Infantryman does what he does, why he puts himself in harm’s way in defense of an idea and you will leave transformed, just as the Infantry transforms the man into the Soldier. Prior to closing in April 2008, the National Infantry Museum was housed in an old Army hospital on Fort Benning. Space and conditions for the museum’s enviable collection of artifacts were inadequate. There was a failed attempt to raise money for a new museum in the 1970s. In 1998, the 501 (c)(3) National Infantry Foundation was formed for the sole purpose of planning, raising funds for and operating a new museum. The Foundation has since formed a formal partnership with the Army to manage the facility and its priceless contents. Each week, Fort Benning graduates hundreds of soldiers on a parade field just behind the museum. These graduations draw friends and family members from all over the country. A visit to the museum is an integral part of the curriculum for every new Soldier. In April 2012 — less than three years since opening — the National Infantry Museum welcomed its 1,000,000thvisitor. It has received coverage in national and foreign media and is the recipient of the prestigious Thea Award by members of the themed entertainment industry.† The National Infantry Museum does not receive federal, state or city funding. Through its lease agreement with the Foundation, the Army reimburses the Foundation for approximately 30 percent of the mueum’s annual operating expenses. The museum relies on donations, memberships and revenue-generating attractions such as the IMAX Theatre, Combat Simulators, Fife and Drum Restaurant, Soldier Store and catering to cover operating expenses.

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Ronda D.

What a GREAT experience ! I actually learned so many things while here ! Honoring soldiers from the day one. Beautiful, articulate museum FULL of information and beautiful displays. The accept... Read more

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Evette S.

This museum is a must see if you're in the area. It was very thoughtfully architected and designed. And it's HUGE! If you are interested in learning about the history of infantrymen and the war's... Read more

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We have visited the National Infantry Museum on multiple occasions while being stationed here on Fort Benning / Fort Moore. Read more

National Infantry Museum

1775 Legacy Way
Columbus, Georgia
31903 USA
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  • Tue - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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