Presidential Pathways / Columbus

National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

1775 Legacy Wy.
Columbus, GA 31903

  • The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

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  • Vietnam Memorial Plaza featuring the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall

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  • Continental Room

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  • Events Classroom

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  • Grand Hall

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  • IMAX Theatre

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  • Heritage Hall

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The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center salutes soldiers in a 190,000-square-foot facility nestled where Columbus meets Fort Benning. It is the only museum in the country dedicated to the American Infantryman and preserves one of the greatest collections of military artifacts.

Featuring state-of-the-art exhibits, the museum traces infantry history from colonial times to the present in a series of galleries. The museum also showcases the Vietnam Memorial Plaza, featuring the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall and the iconic World War II Company Street. 

Guests can enjoy the many attractions at the museum, including the area's only Giant Screen Theatre, Combat Simulators, Soldier Store, and the Fife and Drum Restaurant.

As a visitor, you will meet the infantryman face to face and join him on his journey. You will come to understand why a soldier puts himself in harm's way, and you will leave transformed, just as the infantry transforms a man into a U.S. soldier.  

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission No Admission Fee / $5 suggested donation per person

    Average Entree Price


    Cuisine Served

    American, Burgers, Pizza / Pasta, Sandwiches, Seafood, Soup / Salads


    Group Discount, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Children's Menu / Family Dining, Concessions, Free Parking, Full Bar, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Private Room Available, Public Restrooms, Restaurant on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round, Reservations Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group Dining, Group Menu, Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Meals Served


    Near Interstate Highway

    185, 85

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Global War on Terrorism Memorial Dedication

    Global War on Terrorism Memorial Dedication

    10/16/2017 - 10/16/2017

    The National Infantry Museum's new national memorial to the Global War on Terrorism will be dedicated Monday, October 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. The memorial, now under construction, will include eight granite panels etched with the names of nearly 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have died in service since 9/11. A 13-foot steel beam taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Center and donated to the museum by New York City firefighters will sit atop concrete columns representing th... read more