Region: Downtown
2 Memorial Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Phone: (816) 888-8100

Price: Adults $16, Seniors $14, Student with ID $14, Veterans $14, Youth 6-17 $10. Active Duty Military $8. Kids 5 and under free. All tickets $8 every Wednesdays.
Hours: Regular Hours: 10am-5pm Tue.-Sun.; Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day): Open Daily 10am-5pm, and 9am-5pm on Sat.

A single crack of gunfire in 1914 sparked an event that forever changed our world. In all, 36 nations took up arms in the world’s first global conflict. During the “Great War” 65 million men and women served in the military. More than nine million died. The National World War I Museum and Memorial shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Through thousands of historical objects, photographs and eyewitness accounts, you will experience this monumental event from the individual’s perspective. This state-of-the-art museum takes you on an epic journey through a transformative time in our world’s history. The museum was designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, one of the preeminent museum exhibit designers in the world today, whose credits include the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Newseum and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Officially designated as the America’s World War I Museum and Memorial by Congress, the facility is the only museum in our nation solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still echoes today. Visitors can also experience a breathtaking view of Kansas City from the 217-foot Liberty Memorial Tower which opened in 1926.


  • Deposit Required
  • Guided Tours
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Motorcoach Parking On-Site
  • Indoor
  • Lunch
  • $ Economy Up to $10 per person

Upcoming Events

Complimentary Museum Tour
Recurring weekly on Thursday, Starting: 02:00 PM
Hands on History
Recurring weekly on Saturday, Starting: 02:00 PM
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