National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
Columbus, GA 31903
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 IMAX Theatre, Combat Simulators and EST200 Rifle Range, 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
American, Burgers, Pizza / Pasta, Sandwiches, Seafood, Soup / Salads
Group Discount, Military Discount
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
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round, Reservations Accepted
Group Dining, Group Menu, Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly
Near Interstate Highway
American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Suitable for Ages
Hard Hand of War: The Civil War In Its Last Year Symposium
04/10/2015 - 04/10/2015
General William Tecumseh Sherman believed that forcing civilians to feel what he called the "hard hand of war" was a military necessity. Making the war as harsh as possible would bring victory more quickly by undermining Confederate morale and rendering the rebels ineffectual. This new "hard war" doctrine was fully sanctioned by the United States government.
The National Infantry Museum Foundation is proud to present a symposium exploring the military history of 1864-1865 in "The Hard ...read more