Address
1775 Legacy Way
Columbus, GA 31903
phone: 706-685-5800
web: nationalinfantrymuseum.org/
Hours
COVID-19 Update
The museum remains closed in an effort to mitigate the continued spread of COVID-19. However, our Summer Camp is open, and we are ready to book your private events. For more information, please call 706-653-9234. And stay tuned to our social media pages for updates on our reopening plans. We look forward to seeing you again!
Normal Hours
Tuesday - Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday11 AM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
National Infantry Museum will be closed the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Admissions
There is no admission fee, however, we ask that you consider a donation of $5 per person to help maintain this magnificent tribute to the Infantry Soldier. Separate charges apply to experience the Giant Screen Theater, Combat Simulators and Fife and Drum Restaurant. Visit the attractions page to learn more.
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Scott Daubert, Museum Director
phone: 706-545-2958

Description

See a collection of more than 70,000 artifacts from the last 240 years of American military history. Explore on your own or book a guided tour to immerse yourself in the full museum experience! Be sure to add time into your schedule to experience the museum’s Giant Screen Theater and full-service restaurant while you are here.

About The 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 Benning, Georgia. The MCoE is one of the Army’s largest installations, the home of the Infantry and Armor schools, as well as Ranger School, Officer Candidate School, and Airborne School.

Self-Guided Tours

The museum is self-guided. Upon arrival, you will be given a Visitors Guide and brief introduction by a museum volunteer. You could easily spend all day exploring but it is recommended that you reserve at least three hours to tour. If you have questions about an exhibit, look for our knowledgeable museum volunteers in blue shirts. Are you pressed for time during your visit? See our suggested itineraries for a visit that fits your schedule. We will make sure you hit all of the spectacular exhibits and displays to get the full museum experience!

Artifacts Collections

Interactive Exhibits at the National Infantry Museum

With thousands of artifacts, monuments, interactive exhibits and video presentations on display, the National Infantry Museum is one of the nation’s leading military history destinations. Visitors of all ages can experience first-hand the American Infantryman’s journey to defeat tyranny around the globe. In addition to the publicly accessible collection, the museum’s archives hold over 100,000 diverse historical artifacts for preservation and future displays, making it one of the foremost military history institutions in the world.

Educational Programs

Guided Tours and Educational Programming

The National Infantry Museum’s primary focus is educating the public on the role of the U.S. Army Infantryman in securing the freedoms we all enjoy. The museum’s Education Department can help make the most of your visit through guided tours, educational materials, and public events designed to bring history alive in an unforgettable way. From classroom-based instruction to living history demonstrations, we can tailor your group’s interests to enhance the impact of the interactive exhibits at the museum. Our team of dedicated historians and educators have created several tour packages for students of all ages, JROTC groups, active-duty Servicemembers, Boy & Girl Scouts, homeschoolers, churches, and reunions.

Teaching Connection

School tours are designed based on the current curriculum standards of Georgia and Alabama. Each year, hundreds of students throughout the Southeast make field trips to the National Infantry Museum. The museum’s Education Department can customize a guided tour to complement your classroom lessons and activities.

Facilities

Giant Screen Theater

The all new Giant Screen Theater at the National Infantry Museum is the first in the Southeast to feature Christie Digital’s cutting edge 6P laser light projection technology…only the third in the world! With a screen 40′ tall and over 72′ wide, this revolutionary technology delivers stunning 4K resolution and the truest, brightest, boldest 3D images ever produced for the giant screen.

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Governance

National Infantry Museum Foundation Staff

Phone: (706) 653-9234 | Fax: (706) 653-8368 The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is operated by the National Infantry Museum Foundation, a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The foundation is located on the second floor of the museum. Please contact the appropriate department below for more information about the museum and foundation.

ADA

Wheelchairs and Strollers Available

The museum is handicap accessible and manual wheelchairs are available for use at no charge. Elevators are located on each floor and there is plenty of seating throughout the museum to rest. The museum also has a limited number of strollers available for use at no charge. Please visit the Info Desk in the lobby or call (706) 685-5800 for details.

Parking

There is no fee to park. If needed, you may drop off passengers at the traffic circle in front of the museum before parking to avoid a long walk. Handicap parking is available at the front of the museum.

Services

The Fife & Drum Restaurant and Bar

Exploring 240+ years of history will surely leave you hungry. Take a break during your visit and enjoy a relaxing meal in the Fife and Drum, our full-service restaurant and bar.

Available Rooms and Services

Since opening in 2009, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center has proven itself to be Columbus’s most desirable venue for events. Our 190,000-square-foot facility can accommodate a wide variety of public and private events, from intimate gatherings in our Continental Room, to day-long corporate meetings in Heritage Hall, to dreamy weddings in our Cavezza Hall, to birthday parties complete with a Giant Screen film!

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Restaurant

Group Tours