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

Youth (5-17):$10.00

College Student (With ID):$12.00

Child (under 5): Free

Anytime tickets for regular-priced, daily admission to the museum are available through online purchase.* Anytime tickets may be used for admission on any day of normal museum operation until their expiration date. Anytime tickets are online purchase only.

Please note that we are unable to mail any pre-purchased anytime admission tickets.

All complimentary, free admission tickets for veterans, active duty military, and children under 5  are available at the door upon arrival to the museum, with required identification.

* Separate ticketing is required for special ticketed events or alternate museum pricing on special event days.


Groups of 10 or more save 20%. For more information, contact or call (888) 987-6866. 

To demonstrate veterans status, you will be asked to show a Veteran ID or Driver’s License that notes Military Veteran status upon arrival. If you do not have either of these forms of veteran identification, we will ask you to sign in at the welcome desk.


Wednesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day): Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

Special Holiday Hours:

  • Open Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. 
  • Open Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents' Day. 
  • Open Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
  • Closed Sunday, April 21 in observance of Easter.
  • Open Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
  • Closed Thursday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. 

Free guided tours of our Core Exhibit leave from our welcome desk at 11am and 1pm, 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

Deaf/Hard of Hearing:

All video exhibits within the National Veterans Memorial and Museum 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 accessible as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Entries on each floor may be accessed via a ramp, including those at the Rooftop Sanctuary. An elevator also provides access to all three levels of the NVMM.

Those using wheelchairs, walkers, or with other mobility concerns may find the Group Entrance easiest to navigate. This entrance is flat and does not require the use of a ramp. A drop-off area located adjacent to the parking lot. Visitors using this entrance will begin their visit on the Museum’s Lower Level.

Wheelchairs are available. Please visit the Museum’s Welcome Desk or inquire with any NVMM volunteer.


The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is currently working with national and local leaders to ensure our space is accessible, accepting, and welcoming at all times.

 Visitors should note:

  • Videos used throughout the NVMM’s exhibitions.
  • Audio is used as well, though the volume is typically constrained to a specific exhibit.
  • 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.



Parking is available in the north lot adjacent to the Museum; please use the entrance on Broad Street. All visitors must have their parking ticket validated at the NVMM information desk to receive a discounted rate. Discounted parking is available only in the NVMM parking lot, not in nearby garages and surface lots. 

  0-3 hours 3-24 hours
General Public $8.00 $15.00
NVMM Member** $5.00 $6.00
NVMM Visitor (non-member)** $6.00 $10.00
Veteran or Active-Duty FREE FREE
Lost Ticket $15.00  


** In order for NVMM members, visitors and veterans to receive discounted or free parking (as marked above), please take your parking ticket to the NVMM information desk to receive a discounted rate. Using this ticket, you can pay at the gate as you exit the parking lot. There are no pre-pay machines available. 

Map for parking