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National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

1775 Legacy Way Columbus, Georgia, 31903

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, voted USA Today’s Best Free Museum in 2016, salutes American Soldiers in a 190,000-square-foot facility in Columbus, just outside the gates of Fort Benning. It is the only museum in the country dedicated to the American Infantryman and preserves one of the greatest collections of military artifacts.

This state-of-the-art facility traces military history from the fields of the American Revolution to the sands of Afghanistan. The museum houses an amazing display of priceless artifacts and numerous interactive multimedia exhibits.

In addition to exhibit galleries, the National Infantry Museum features:

• Vietnam Memorial Plaza featuring the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall

• Giant Screen Theater

• Combat Simulators

• Fife and Drum Restaurant

• Soldier Store Gift Shop

• Heritage Walk

• World War II Company Street

• Memorial Walk of Honor

• Weekly Infantry School Graduations

As a visitor, you will meet Infantrymen face to face and join them on their journey. You will come to understand why Soldiers puts themselves in harm's way, and you will leave transformed, just as the Infantry transforms men and women into U.S. Soldiers. 

* Admission to the museum is free, however, a $5.00 per person donation is suggested to help preserve the legacy of the US Army Infantry.

Business Information

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday:  9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday:  11:00am-5:00pm

Closed Monday (except for Federal Holidays)

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