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The National Infantry Museum

1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia 31903 USA

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Opens Fri 9a
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“one of the greatest collections of military artifacts in the world”

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, but it is a museum of people, not things. As a visitor, you will meet the Infantryman face to face and join him on his journey. You will come to understand why an Infantryman does what he does, why he puts himself in harm’s way in defense of an idea and you will leave transformed, just as the Infantry transforms the man into the Soldier.

Prior to closing in April 2008, the National Infantry Museum was housed in an old Army hospital on Fort Benning. Space and conditions for the museum’s enviable collection of artifacts were inadequate. There was a failed attempt to raise money for a new museum in the 1970s. In 1998, the 501 (c)(3) National Infantry Foundation was formed for the sole purpose of planning, raising funds for and operating a new museum. The Foundation has since formed a formal partnership with the Army to manage the facility and its priceless contents.

Each week, Fort Benning graduates hundreds of soldiers on a parade field just behind the museum. These graduations draw friends and family members from all over the country. A visit to the museum is an integral part of the curriculum for every new Soldier.

In April 2012 — less than three years since opening — the National Infantry Museum welcomed its 1,000,000thvisitor. It has received coverage in national and foreign media and is the recipient of the prestigious Thea Award by members of the themed entertainment industry.†

The National Infantry Museum does not receive federal, state or city funding. Through its lease agreement with the Foundation, the Army reimburses the Foundation for approximately 30 percent of the mueum’s annual operating expenses. The museum relies on donations, memberships and revenue-generating attractions such as the IMAX Theatre, Combat Simulators, Fife and Drum Restaurant, Soldier Store and catering to cover operating expenses.

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Reviewed by
bearbryan

  • 8 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
May 2, 2014

This is one of the best museums we have ever experienced! Notice I did not say visit, this is truly an immersive and impressive experience. Do not miss this!

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goliath1979

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May 25, 2015
Rated 4.0

Definitely worth stopping to see. For the area, this is by far the best museum around.

We spent about 3 hours there and we still didn't see it all. The exhibits are nicely separated by the major wars fought.

Entrance is by donation only but they recommend $5 per person which is a good deal compared to what some of the other museums in the area cost and what you get.

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The National Infantry Museum

1775 Legacy Way
Columbus, Georgia
31903 USA

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  • Tue - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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