Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit



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Thanks to our thoughtful partners we are proud to offer free entry for any US Military Veteran or Active-Duty Military Member.

Veteran: Free

Gold Star Families: Free

Active-Duty Military: Free

Adult (18-64):$17.00

Senior (65+):$15.00

College Student (With ID):$12.00

Youth (5-17):$10.00

Child (under 5): Free

Anytime Tickets

May be purchased for regular-priced, daily admission to the museum online only* These tickets may be used for admission on any day of normal museum operation until their expiration date.
*Please note that we are unable to mail any pre-purchased anytime admission tickets.

Free admission tickets for veterans, active duty military, children under 5 are also available at the Welcome Desk upon arrival to the museum.

Ticket Validation

To demonstrate veteran or active duty status, you will be asked to show a Veteran ID, Military ID, DD214 or Driver’s License that notes Military status upon arrival.

Event Tickets

Separate ticketing is required for special events or alternate museum pricing on special event days. Please check our events calendar for ticketed events.

Group Tickets

Groups of 10 or more save 20% on total ticket price. To purchase group tickets, contact or call (888) 987-6866.


Wednesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day): Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Special Holiday Hours:

  • Open Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. 
  • Open Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents' Day. 
  • Closed Sunday, April 21 in observance of Easter.
  • Open Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
  • Open Wednesday, July 3 from 10 a.m.  – 3 p.m.
  • Open Thursday, July 4 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Open Friday, July 5 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Community Celebration of Honor
  • Open Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
  • Closed Thursday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.


The museum offers guided tours of the Architecture at 11 a.m. and Core Exhibitions at 1 p.m. daily.



300 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Located on the Scioto Peninsula, directly across from COSI

Phone: (614) 362-2800 | 1 (888) 987-NVMM or 1 (888) 987-6866



The National Veterans Memorial and Museum strives to make its building, programming, and events accessible to all visitors. For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation not listed below, please contact us at (614) 362-2800 (voice) or Ashley Legg at (614) 427-1143

Deaf/Hard of Hearing:

All video exhibits are closed-captioned.

Blind/Low Vision:

Large print copies of the NVMM Map and Visitor Guide are available at the Welcome Desk.


All museum entrances are ADA accessible. Entries on each floor are accessible by ramp, including the Rooftop Sanctuary. Elevator access is available to all three floors.

Visitors using wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility devices may find the Group Entry easiest to navigate. This entrance is flat and does not require the use of a ramp. Visitors utilizing this entrance will enter on the Museum’s lower level and will need to check-in at the Welcome Desk.

Wheelchairs are complimentary and are available at the Welcome Desk.


Our museum is currently working with industry leaders to ensure our space is inclusive, accommodating, and welcoming at all times. Visitors should take note that videos and audio recordings are used throughout exhibitions. Lighting levels are relatively low, to create a respectful atmosphere for reflection, as well as to preserve our artifacts. Strobe lights are not part of our standing exhibitions.



Visitors park in the museum parking lot; use the entrance on Bell Street. Please take your parking ticket with you and have it validated at the Welcome Desk inside the museum. Parking fees are credit card only and collected as you exit. The museum is not responsible for any lost or damaged items in the parking lot.

Rates 0-3 hours 3-24 hours
Museum Member $5.00 $6.00
Museum Visitor $6.00 $10.00
Veteran, Active-Duty, Gold Star Family FREE FREE
Lost Ticket $15.00  


Map for parking