National Trail of Military Museums

The National Trail of Military Museums presents a journey through the rich tapestry of military history and its profound impact on nations and societies. This collection of museums serves as an immersive chronicle, inviting visitors to traverse through time, exploring various facets of armed conflicts, triumphs, sacrifices, and technological advancements that shaped the world.

National Veterans Art Museum

Founded in 1981 by the Vietnam Veterans Art Group the majority of the our collection represents the Vietnam War, and includes works from World War II, the Korean War, Gulf War and Global War on Terror, through the conflicts of the present day. The entire collection includes over 2,500 artworks. Our permanent collection is on display on a rotating basis in Chicago, Illinois. 

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space.

National Civil War Museum

The National Civil War Museum is one of the largest museums in the world dedicated solely to the American Civil war. The Museum seeks to tell the whole story of this most troubled chapter in American history while focusing on the issues, the people and the lives that were affected.

Army Historical Foundation

The mission of The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) is to honor the American Soldier by preserving and presenting the history and heritage of the United States Army.  AHF is the official Foundation of the National Museum of the United States Army, responsible for fundraising, memberships, and operational and attractions management.  The Museum is the first comprehensive and truly national museum to capture, display and interpret over 245 years of Army history. The Museum brings to life that history in times of war and peace as told through the eyes of Soldiers.

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation preserves and promulgates the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps and educates all Americans in its virtues. The Foundation vigorously seeks financial support to provide continued leadership, strategic direction and financial oversight in supporting and expanding programs at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and beyond its walls.

Military Women’s Memorial

The Military Women’s Memorial is a one-of-a-kind tribute to America’s Servicewomen, past and present. The Memorial features an education center, interactive exhibits, and a world-class collection of military women’s stories.

National WWI Museum and Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. 

National Infantry Museum

The National Infantry Museum emphasizes the values that define the Infantryman, as well as the nation he protects: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. It preserves and displays one of the greatest collections of military artifacts in the world, with 190,000 square feet of galleries standing on a 200-acre tract just outside the United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE) at Fort Moore, Georgia.

National World War II Museum

Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, The National WWII Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world.

National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

Chattanooga is where our nation’s highest military honor for valor was first awarded. Experience the powerful stories of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things. Spending just an hour or two at Chattanooga’s newest attraction will inspire you and your family with the values demonstrated by Medal of Honor recipients – patriotism, courage, citizenship, integrity, sacrifice, and commitment.

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