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The National Guard's rich history is that of dynamic change and continual evolution. For nearly four centuries, Guardsmen from all walks of life have answered the Nationís call in both peace and war.
As the country's national museum dedicated to the history of this dynamic organization, the National Guard Memorial Museum takes visitors through 5,600 square feet of images, artifacts and interactive exhibits to tell the story of ordinary men and women who made extraordinary contributions to their communities and their country.

Six core exhibit areas immerse visitors in the Guard of yesterday and today. From colonial times, through the World Wars, to the modern era - timelines, photographs, artifacts, light and sound place visitors in the context of the day while enabling them to interact with exhibits. The museum covers the early Militia Era, the National Guard coming of age, World War II, the Cold War, and the current military and civil missions performed by the modern National Guard.

The museum proudly opened its new 9/11 Era Gallery in November 2012.

National Guard Memorial
One Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Located on Capitol Hill at the corner of Massachusetts Ave NW and North Capitol Street, the museum is within a short walking distance from Union Station, the U.S. Capitol building and Smithsonian museums.

Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, or by appointment.
For more information, please contact NGEF at 888-226-4287 or 202-408-5887. 

Taking Flight (May 2012)

Another Chapter
(August 2011)

Militia Era Gallery

Coming of Age Gallery

9/11 Era Gallery


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