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Events Calendar

Throughout the year, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum schedules events that honor and celebrate the contributions of our nation’s Veterans. This calendar can help you plan your visit around a holiday or other special event.


Jan
31
Fri
So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope
Jan 31 – Apr 17 all-day

So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope was produced by The National World War II Museum. This special exhibit debuts on January 31. 

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Mar
7
Sat
March Rally Point
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

In honor of Women’s History Month, our March Rally Point discussion will focus on women, the fastest-growing demographic of Veterans. Since the founding of our nation, women have played unique and often unrecognized roles in the Armed Forces. Join the National Veterans Memorial and Museum and women who served to discuss the experiences of Women Veterans, the history of women in the military, opportunities for women Veterans, and unique challenges they face in service and transition.

Rally Together 

So Many Laughs: A Night of Comedy
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for So Many Laughs: A Night of Comedy Inspired by the Legacy of Bob Hope, the evening of Saturday, March 7 in our Great Hall. Headline performer will be U.S. Army Veteran Thom Tran, who also is one of the 25 Veterans featured in our permanent exhibit. Also featuring, US Army Veteran Leslie Battle and Bob Hope impersonator Bill Johnson.

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Apr
4
Sat
April Rally Point
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for Rally Point, our free monthly gathering for fellowship and networking. Enjoy a light breakfast and participate in a discussion with Veterans Courts. More details to come!

Rally Together 

May
2
Sat
We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America
May 2 – Sep 6 all-day

Seven years in the making, artist Mary Whyte has delivered a real-life tribute to Veterans and service. The exhibit features 50 large-scale watercolor portraits of Veterans of all ages and walks of life.

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May Rally Point
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for Rally Point, our free monthly gathering for fellowship and networking. Enjoy a light breakfast and participate in a discussion about PTSD, Suicide, and Mental Health. More details to come!

Rally Together 

May
22
Fri
The Wall That Heals: Vietnam Veterans Memorial
May 22 – May 25 all-day

A three-quarter size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall That Heals is 375 feet in length and stands 7 feet, 5 inches tall at its tallest point. Visitors will experience The Wall rising above them as they approach.

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Jun
6
Sat
June Rally Point
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for Rally Point, our free monthly gathering for fellowship and networking. Enjoy a light breakfast and participate in a discussion about Equine Therapy. More details to come!

Rally Together 

Aug
1
Sat
August Rally Point
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for Rally Point, our free monthly gathering for fellowship and networking. Enjoy a light breakfast and participate in a discussion about Business and Professional Development. More details to come!

Rally Together 

Sep
5
Sat
September Rally Point
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for Rally Point, our free monthly gathering for fellowship and networking. Enjoy a light breakfast and participate in a discussion with Legacy VSO’s. More details to come!

Rally Together 

National Veterans Memorial and Museum Group Visit

Group Visits

Reservations Available

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum welcomes groups of 10 or more for both guided tours and self-guided visits with a discounted admission rate, a dedicated entrance, and other group privileges. Reservations are required and should be made at least four weeks in advance. To inquire about a group visit, please complete the online request form.


Memorial Grove

Memorial Grove

Directly adjacent to the Museum lies a 2.5 acre Memorial Grove, designed for contemplation and reflection before vistors return to their everyday lives. Anchored by a grove of elm trees, the space features a 325-foot stone wall, with three cascades of water and a reflecting pool lining the basin, creating a cohesive space for remembrance, inspiration and the recognition of service.


National Veterans Memorial and Museum Downtown Skyline View of building

Private Events

Reservations Available

Recognized internationally for its innovative design, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum offers a truly unique venue for a variety of occasions and special events. From the Great Hall, with its stunning views of the Columbus skyline, to the rooftop terrace, our spaces make events memorable. Meeting rooms on the lower level can accommodate groups of up to 180, and catering services are available.


National Veterans Memorial and Museum - Inside Museum

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Get Involved Today

Honor the contributions of those who’ve served, and help ensure their stories live on to inspire future generations. Consider making a donation to support our exhibitions, educational programming, and community outreach. Or join our team as a volunteer and take an active role in supporting the museum’s mission.