Plan Your Visit
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.
Hours of Operation
The National Infantry Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am – 5pm and Sundays from 11am – 5pm. The museum is closed on Mondays, with the exception of the following federal holidays and observances:
- May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day
- July 4, 2019 – Independence Day
- November 11, 2019 – Veterans Day (Observed)
Additionally, the National Infantry Museum will be closed the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Due to a turning blue ceremony, the museum will not open until 10:00a.m. on Thursday, 13 Dec.
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.
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!
Security Check: Bags larger than 11” x 6” x 15” are not permitted inside the museum or on the museum campus. Bag checks and wand scans will be conducted to ensure guest safety. Smart bags are prohibited from the museum and the museum campus. Guns, knives and pepper spray are prohibited.
Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed in the museum or on the museum campus, including the stadium. Pets can not be left inside of vehicles on the premises. Please make arrangements for your pets prior to your visit. Certified Service Animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are allowed, as along as they are under the owner’s control. Any service animal that poses a threat to the health and safety of others may be removed upon exhibiting such behavior.
Acceptable Attire: The museum is a family venue and acceptable attire is required for entry. Visitors will not be allowed entry into the museum wearing clothing with profanity or words that disparage individuals or groups based on sex, race or national origin.
Food & Drink: The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center has three on-site food service options at various price points:
- The Fife & Drum Restaurant – Full service restaurant and bar featuring American bistro cuisine with a Southern kick.
- The Rally Point Canteen – Our newly-remodeled Giant Screen Theater concessions stand, serving everything from corn dogs to mozzarella sticks and featuring the lowest prices on popcorn and Coca-Cola® products you’ll find in a movie theater!
- Stadium Concessions – Open only during graduation ceremonies to fight that early morning chill with a cup of hot Starbucks® coffee and selection of breakfast items.
Outside meals or beverages are not permitted inside the museum or Giant Screen Theater. We will, however, make all reasonable accommodations for dietary restrictions. If you have questions about school lunches or tour groups, please contact our Education Department.
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.
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.