On Veterans Day, we honor the brave individuals from all walks of life who stepped forward to defend our nation throughout our history. Veterans Day also offers an occasion to gather at the National Museum of the United States Army and recognize those who have served.
Join us on Nov. 11, 2023, and throughout the weekend, for special visitor activities and commemorations. Museum admission and public programs are free.
Museum Activities and Highlights
November 10, 11 and 12
Family Craft Activity: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m
Create your own greeting card and write a special message to a veteran.
Tiny Troops Story Time: 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Share in a read-aloud story time about military veterans in your communities, followed by a special activity. Best for children 3-6 years old.
Hands-on History: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
Join a Museum educator to learn more about a Soldier’s life on and off the battlefield by exploring the food, clothing and equipment that made up a Soldier’s load.
Living History: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
Historical interpreters share Soldier stories and invite visitors to take a closer look at uniforms, equipment and weapons from the American Revolution through World War II.
Veterans Resources: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. **
Representatives share information about resources available to support veterans and their families.
Volunteer Showcase: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. **
Museum volunteers share personal artifacts and stories from their military service.
Documentary Screening – “American Veteran”: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. **
This PBS documentary illuminates the veteran experience “with a stunning range of voices from today and across the arc of American history.” The four-part series will run continuously, and visitors are invited to drop in at their leisure. Watch a trailer here.
History Hunt: All Day
Have fun exploring the Museum through a new digital scavenger hunt. Prefer “old-school” pencil and paper? We have that too! Finish the hunt and receive a completion award.
Path of Remembrance Flag Display: All Day
Follow a special outdoor flag display along the Path of Remembrance and Warriors’ Plaza.
Shop & Support Veterans Discount: All Day
Veterans enjoy a special discount in the Museum Store and the Museum Cafe’. Shop for U.S. Army and Museum gear for yourself or start your holiday shopping early.
* November 11
** November 10 & 11