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National World War I Museum and Memorial – Virtual Tour

National World War I Museum and Memorial - Virtual Tour

National World War I Museum and Memorial – Virtual Tour

The National World War I Museum and Memorial of the United States opened as the Liberty Memorial museum in 1926. The United States Congress designated it as America’s official museum dedicated to World War I in 2004.

The museum tells the story of the Great War and related global events from their origins before 1914 through the 1918 armistice and 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Visitors enter the exhibit space across a glass bridge above a field of 9,000 red poppies, each one representing 1,000 combatant deaths.

The  mission of the museum and memorial is to be:

“dedicated to remembering, interpreting, and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.”

The memorial grounds include a sizeable elliptical fountain, and on each side is a tapering staircase ascending to the commemorative deck.

The approach from the south contains the “Walk of Honor,” a series of engraved bricks in three sections commemorating veterans of World War I, veterans of all wars, and honored civilians.

National World War I Museum and Memorial - Virtual Tour

Highlights of the National World War I Museum and Memorial

  • Liberty Tower – 217-foot (66 m) tall memorial tower
  • The classical Egyptian Revival style of architecture of the tower and buildings
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  • A Renault FT tank
  • World War I Uniforms and arms
  • A 1917 Harley-Davidson Model J motorcycle
  • A 1918 Ford Model T ambulance
  • General John J. Pershing’s Headquarter flag
  • Munitions
  • Maps and photographs
  • Propaganda posters
  • Replica trenches
  • Sound booths with audio recordings of the period
  • A memorial tree called “The Tree of Peace.”

National World War I Museum and Memorial - Virtual Tour

National World War I Museum and Memorial

  • Museum:             National World War I Museum and Memorial
  • Previously:           Liberty Memorial museum
  • City:                     Kansas City
  • State:                   Missouri
  • Country:              United States
  • Opened:             1926         
  • Type:                   Military and War Museums
  • Category:            National Museum of the United States 
  • Location:             Kansas City, Missouri, United States

National World War I Museum and Memorial - Virtual Tour

National World War I Museum and Memorial Map 

National World War I Museum and Memorial – 360 Views

National World War I Museum and Memorial – 360 Views

National World War I Museum and Memorial – 360 Views

National World War I Museum and Memorial – 360 Views

National World War I Museum and Memorial – 360 Views

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National World War I Museum and Memorial

National World War I Museum and Memorial

National World War I Museum and Memorial

 

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National World War I Museum and Memorial

National World War I Museum and Memorial

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“This is a war to end all wars.”
– Woodrow Wilson, 1917

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Photo Credit: National WWI Museum / CC0; Daderot / Public domain; Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0); 

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