Hours & Admission

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Tuesday - Sunday,  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays


Daily,  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Memorial Day - Labor Day)

The Over There Café closes at 3 p.m., Memory and Exhibit Halls close at 4:30 p.m., Wylie Gallery closes at 4:45 p.m. and the last ride to the top of the Liberty Memorial Tower* is at 4:15 p.m.

Holidays and Special Hours

We are closed on Mondays during the regular season, as well as on the following dates:

  • Closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 - Christmas Eve
  • Closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 - Christmas Day
  • Closed on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 - New Year's Eve
  • Closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 - New Year's Day
  • Closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 - Night at the Tower
  • Closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 - Thanksgiving

The Museum and Memorial is open 7 days a week during the summer, from Memorial Day (May 25, 2020) and through Labor Day (Sept. 7, 2020).

General Admission

Adults $18
Seniors (Ages 65+) $14
Military (Veterans and Active Duty) $14
Youth (Ages 6-18) $10
Children (Under 6) FREE
Members FREE

General Admission includes access to the Main Gallery, Exhibit Hall, Memory Hall and Ellis Gallery.

There is an additional cost for admission to the Liberty Memorial Tower* and Wylie Gallery.

Wylie Gallery

Purchase with General Admission $3 additional
Adults $10
Seniors (Ages 65+) $8
Military (Veterans and Active Duty) $8
Youth (Ages 6-18) $6
Children (Under 6) FREE
Members FREE

Liberty Memorial Tower*

Purchase with General Admission $2 additional
Tower Only $5
Tower Only (Under 6) FREE

* Circumstances may arise when the Liberty Memorial Tower is unavailable due to conditions such as thunder/lightning, snow/ice, a prohibitively high heat index and infrastructure maintenance. Guests are welcome to contact the Museum and Memorial at 816.888.8100 to inquire about the Tower’s availability.

The Museum and Memorial accepts cash, travelers checks, company/organization checks and MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. There is also an on-site ATM machine available.

All admission sales are final.


Complimentary guided tours are currently offered with paid admission for up to 25 individuals on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Tour availability is on a first come, first serve basis with wristbands available at the ticketing window.


The Museum and Memorial is committed to making its collections, buildings, programs and services accessible to all audiences. All galleries are accessible to wheelchair/powered cart users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Unfortunately, the Liberty Memorial Tower (opened in 1926) is not accessible to wheelchairs. To reach the top of the Tower, one must ride an elevator and then climb 45 steps.

  • There are a limited number of wheelchairs and powered carts available for free at Guest Services on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations are not available. Powered cars must stay on the main level of the Museum and may not be taken outside or onto elevators. Guests may also bring their own mobility assistance vehicles into the Museum, with the exception of scooters and segways.
  • Service animals are welcome in the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
  • Free parking (including handicapped parking spaces) is located on the south side of the complex.
  • Acoustiguide Audio Guide players are free for visitors who are blind or visually impaired.


Edward Jones Research Center

The research library and collections are available to the public for research use. The library is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The collections are available for research use by appointment with the Museum Archivist at 816.888.8121 or the Senior Curator at 816.888.8120.