National Guard Memorial Museum, Washington DC

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The National Guard Memorial Museum is a military museum hosted by the National Guard Educational Foundation. It is located in northwestern Washington, DC, near the National Postal Museum, Union Station and Georgetown University Law Center. Covering 5600 square feet, the Museum features six different thematic galleries all relating to the National Guard of the United States:

Militia Era

The National Guard Comes of Age

The Citizen Soldier in World War II

Cold War Era

National Guard in the Modern Era

Closing Sequence.The museum is a member of the United States Army Museum System.
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  • Spent a couple of hours at this quiet museum devoted to the National Guard. I didn't know to much about their history or role and this museum, with well thought out displays and pictorial history...  more »
  • I have stayed nearby this museum multiple trips without ever knowing this museum was here. I am sorry I missed it until now. The upstairs is a working office for National Guard and veteran support.....  more »
  • Nice clean museum. Takes about 25 mins if you go through the whole thing. Nice learning about general millet.would like to see about how they put the african Americans in the front of the line and the Tuskegee airmen
  • Small Museum but very well designed and with friendly staff. I particularly enjoyed the combined acoustic and visual displays which followed individual National Guardsmen/ Women and their experiences serving in different theatres of war. I would have liked to see more about the use of the guard in civil unrest but it was covered.

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