“The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is open, strong, connecting and impacting Veterans’ lives daily both in the museum and through our virtual events. To ensure you and your loved ones a safe and enjoyable visit, we have established and continue to follow rigorous cleaning procedures, social distancing guidelines and the wearing of facial coverings. Our mission to Honor, Connect, Inspire and Educate has never been stronger!”
Lt. General Michael Ferriter, U.S. Army (Retired), President and CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum
Health & Safety Measures
We are committed to helping reduce the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of our guests and our team remain our top priority. We are following state and national requirements for cultural facilities. Additionally, the museum is equipped with a state-of-the art air filtration system using medical grade filters (Please see below for details.).
The use of face coverings shows respect for others’ safety and protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are participating in the Masks=Kindness Campaign. For more information, head to Columbus.gov.
Museum Staff: All staff and volunteers are required to wear face coverings.
Visitors: We require guests to wear face coverings at all times for everyone’s safety. Face coverings are available for purchase in the gift shop.
Sanitizing, Disinfecting and Social Distancing
Museum signage provides reminders to maintain social distancing, wash and sanitize hands frequently, and wear face coverings. Signs and floor decals have been installed to assist with distancing.
Hand Sanitizer: Stations have been installed throughout all three levels of the museum.
Disinfecting: The entire Memorial and Museum was deep cleaned prior to welcoming back Veterans, members and guests. Restrooms and other high-touch surfaces including exhibit displays, handrails, elevators, wheelchairs, entry and exit points and museum common areas are being disinfected frequently throughout the day.
Restrooms: All restrooms are equipped with foot pedals on the doors and paper towels to avoid door handle contact.
Know Before You Go
You can enjoy your museum visit knowing that the building employs a state-of-the-art, triple-filter air filtration system with MERV8, MERV15 and HEPA filters. MERV 15 filters are medical grade and are deployed in hospital inpatient care spaces. They can filter all bacteria while the HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters filter all viruses.
Please note that capacity is limited in some smaller spaces, and traffic is one-way through some alcoves to help ensure social distancing..
Hours and Special Days
Hours: TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Wednesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Special Consideration Wednesdays: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the museum is exclusively dedicated to visitors ages 65 and older, individuals with underlying health concerns and those accompanying them.
Admissions and Tickets
If you purchase a ticket online, but are not feeling well when you planned to visit, please stay home and enjoy our online content. We will honor your admission ticket at a later date.
Reserve Tickets: All guests, including Veterans and members, are strongly encouraged to reserve their tickets online to allow for social distancing. Please visit https://nationalvmm.org/visit/tickets/.
- Admission for Veterans, Gold Star Families
andActive Military members is always free thanks to the generosity of individual and corporate donors.
- An active membership card or proof of military status must be presented at check-in.
- Veterans/Active Military: Free
- Gold Star Families: Free
- Museum Members: Free
- Senior (65+): $15.00
- Adult (18-64): $17.00
- College Student (With ID): $12.00
- Youth (5-17): $10.00
- Child (under 5): Free
Payment/Transactions: To reduce cash transactions, we ask that any purchases be made by credit card. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum accepts all major credit cards.
On Your Arrival: Please have your ticket barcode available for scanning at the Welcome Desk. Parking validation (for Veterans, Gold Star Families and Members) can also be done at this time.