Throughout Veterans Day Weekend Nov. 8-11, 2019, the National World War I Museum and Memorial is honoring veterans and highlighting the connection to World War I with special activities, exhibits and admission specials throughout Veterans Day Weekend Friday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
Don’t miss our full round-up of Kansas City Veterans Day Discounts, Freebies and Events.
WWI Museum & Memorial Veterans Day Weekend Admission
Friday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 8, 2019, general admission to the museum and memorial is FREE for veterans and active duty military service members.
Additionally, general admission (ranging from $10 to $18) is half price for the public all weekend.
WWI Museum & Memorial Veterans Day Weekend Events
Friday, Nov. 8-Monday, Nov. 11
WWI Research Stations – all day
R.A. Long Education Center inside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
Access to multiple databases will be available allowing visitors to find their connection to World War I through records photographs and more. FREE to the public.
Friday, Nov. 8-Sunday, Nov. 10
“Huey” Helicopter Display – all day
National WWI Museum and Memorial Rectangular Drive
An iconic Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter for display thanks to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #243. Visitors can view, climb inside and take photos. FREE to the public.
Saturday, Nov. 9
WWI USA Amateur Radio Station – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
National WWI Museum and Memorial West Lobby
The Museum and Memorial is teaming with area amateur radio operators to host special event station WW1USA. During this time, station operators will contact hundreds of other amateur radio operators across the world. Visitors can serve as a guest operator of WW1USA at any time, with all receiving a special amateur radio operator certificate.
Hands-on History – 11 a.m.
Paul Sunderland Bridge inside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
Kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts.
Monday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day Ceremony – 10 a.m.
Memorial Courtyard outside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
A ceremony honoring those who have served our country. FREE and open to the public.
Walk of Honor Dedication Ceremony – 2 p.m.
J.C. Nichols Auditorium inside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Walk of Honor is divided into three sections:
- Bricks dedicated to those who served in World War I
- Bricks dedicated to veterans of any military service
- Bricks that honor civilian friends, family or organizations
More than 100 new Walk of Honor granite bricks will be dedicated during a special ceremony that is FREE and open to the public.
WWI Museum & Memorial Veterans Day Hours and Parking
The museum and memorial will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11.
FREE parking is located on the south side of the Museum and Memorial in the U-shaped drive and in the West Visitors Lot. There will be overflow parking on the Southeast Lawn during Veterans Day Weekend.