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National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, GA 31903-3674
+1 706-685-5800
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Could spend many hours here

Lots and lots of military history and exhibits here. All kinds of stuff from 300 years ago to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dan M
Hemet, California
Wonderful free museum

This was a hidden gem. The history of the infantry was amazing. I loved the history of the Korean... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dennis P
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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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, but it is a museum of people, not things. As a visitor, you will meet the Infantryman face to face and join him on his journey. You will come to understand why an Infantryman does what he does, why he puts himself in harm’s way in defense of an idea and you will leave transformed, just as the Infantry transforms the man into the Soldier. The 190,000-square-foot museum opened in June 2009 on a 200-acre tract of hardwoods and pines just outside the gates of the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence.
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1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, GA 31903-3674
+1 706-685-5800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots and lots of military history and exhibits here. All kinds of stuff from 300 years ago to present. Nice gift shop too. Well worth 3-4 hours or more.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a hidden gem. The history of the infantry was amazing. I loved the history of the Korean conflict and this hit the mark.

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing. It is better than most museums you pay to see. Lots of information and artifacts. We were there 2 hours and barely scratched the surface. Preschool aged children would probably not enjoy as much but my elementary and middle schoolers enjoyed.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great museum detailing the history of infantry in the United States Army from the beginning of our country. One section for the history of Armor based on the Armor schools being at Ft Benning. Beautiful facility and best of all it is free to...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at Ft. Benning for the graduation of our nephew from basic training. This museum is FREE to tour, yet they do take donations for the museum and it is well worth the donation to keep this piece of American History available to everyone....More

Thank Melba34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum but wish it was open earlier on sunday's. we had limited time, but could spend 2-3+ hours there.

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my third time to the museum, but first for my wife and her three year old grandson. It was such a treat to see him point at all the soldiers and the miniatures. We went out to the old barracks and other buildings,...More

Thank Rib5754
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everytime I go I learn something new. I also like the hands on exhibits. They also have a cool replica of the old Ft. Benning where you can walk thru the barracks and General Patton's quarters.

Thank winkleramy40
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you live withing 2 hours of this museum, it is most definitely worth the day trip! Lots of military history. Lots to see! Very impressed with the displays and overall appearance of this museum!

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a great place to take your family, alot of history. Kids will love the exhibits. Staff is very helpful. You will spend at least two hours there or as long as you want.

Thank anniehedden
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Is there RV parking on site or close by?
13 March 2017|
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Response from Breck B | Reviewed this property |
As we left the parking lot, we noted the drag marks in the pavement for vehicles that crossed the steep center median to turn left. Might be a better option to turn right if your RV has a long overhang and search for a... More
Fran D
what hours are you open?
26 December 2016|
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Response from ohmom2016 | Reviewed this property |
The National Infantry Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am – 5pm and Sundays from 11am – 5pm. (Closed some holidays).
Is there a charge to see the Musum?
22 February 2016|
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Response from Stephvw | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge, though they ask for a donation at the door. It's worth it.