The National Infantry Museum has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. After conferring with our partners – the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Center of Military History – we have jointly decided to close the museum to the public effective Tuesday, March 17. The museum will remain open for previously scheduled private events. We will continue monitoring the situation before deciding on a reopening date. The move is intended not only to protect our guests, staff and volunteers, but to contribute to the nationwide effort to stem the spread of the disease. Slowing its spread is critical to the healthcare system’s capacity to treat those most vulnerable.
If you have a tour or event scheduled to be held at the museum over the coming weeks, our Events or Education departments will be in touch with you. We will work diligently with you on accommodations to suit your needs. If you have questions about your event or want to talk to our staff about booking a future event, you may call the Events Department at 706-685-5809. That line will be monitored daily and we will return your call as soon as possible.
As reported earlier, all Infantry school graduations and Family Day events have been canceled by the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning until further notice. It is vitally important to our nation’s defense to ensure our Soldiers stay healthy and avoid the risk of exposure.
During the shutdown, we’ll stay in touch with you via social media. We invite your questions about planning your visit or scheduling future events. We’ll also fill up our feed with content to help you feel connected, informed and inspired until we can welcome you inside once again.
Please continue to do your part to keep your family and community as healthy as possible. Practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently and stay home if you can. There’s no need to panic, but if we all treat this situation with measured caution, its impact will be diminished.
As we work our way through this health crisis, please continue to honor our Soldiers, whether in training or deployed. They will be continuing their job of defending our nation as the rest of us put our responsibilities on pause.
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
** Closed to the public until further notice** 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 25, 2020 – Memorial Day
- July 4, 2020 – Independence Day
- November 11, 2020 – Veterans Day (Observed)
Additionally, the National Infantry Museum will be closed the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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.