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.
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.
Guided class
Saturday, April 27 - 8:45 a.m.
Stretch out (like WWI POW Joseph Pilates) and sip some cold-pressed juice, all in one free session.
Wednesday, May 8 - 6:30 p.m.
Sail across the North Sea with Dr. John Kuehn as he explores the Battle of Jutland, the largest sea battle in WWI, between Germany and Great Britain.
Crafts and Storytime
Saturday, May 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Young men were thrilled by news of war, imagining great adventures until battlefield realities intruded. Learn about “One Boy’s War” (by Lynn Huggins-...
Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This Memorial Day weekend, join us as we give special honor and recognition to the individuals who sacrificed their lives while serving their country....

“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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