The world's most comprehensive WWI collection
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Explore the history of a war that changed everything
Presenting the annual "Taps at the Tower" with a new schedule this year
Kansas City’s official Independence Day celebration
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About WWI
2024 Taps at the Tower
2024 Stars and Stripes Picnic


Sacred Service

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

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...

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...
Free tour for children
Saturday, June 29 | 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Take a special 30-minute guided tour of "The Little War," tailored for young audiences, exploring children’s experiences in WWI. Free with Featured Ex...
Wednesday, July 3 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Doctors and scientists developed the technology to store blood for future transfusions during WWI. Like soldiers did 100 years ago, you can support th...
U.S. Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 4 | 3-10 p.m.
The Stars and Stripes Picnic at the National WWI Museum and Memorial is Kansas City’s official Independence Day celebration! Bring your friends and fa...
Special opening hours
Sunday, July 7 | 8:30 a.m.-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...

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