National World War I Museum and Memorial
A single crack of gunfire in 1914 sparked a colossal clash of titans—36 nations took up arms in the Great War—and the world became a battlefield. The National World War I Museum and Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still echoes today.
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, this remarkable Museum takes you on an epic journey of valor, tragedy and human resilience. Through thousands of artifacts—from hand grenades to handkerchiefs, from howitzers to rare flags—the Museum tells the deeply personal stories of tremendous sacrifice, technological breakthroughs and the horrors and heroics of war. With one of the greatest collections of World War I artifacts anywhere in the world, the Museum uses its world-class collection, along with interactive technology, to tell the story of the war through the eyes of those who lived it.
The Museum was designed by Ralph Appelbaum, whose credits include the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.