The National World War One Museum

Visit the only public museum in the U.S. dedicated to the history of World War One.

About The National World War One Museum

The historical collections of the Liberty Memorial Museum began years before an actual museum building existed. Immediately after the armistice of November 11, 1918, a group of Kansas Citians gathered to propose a memorial to the men and women who served in the war and to those who died. The earliest ideas for the memorial included a museum of objects from the war.

The first items in the collection were a number of posters from the war. Other materials soon followed, and the museum continues to collect today. The museum has remained faithful to the initial objective: to collect, preserve and interpret the physical objects of World War One. The Liberty Memorial Museum is acknowledged as the only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the history of World War One.

Located at the southwest corner of Pershing and Main in midtown Kansas City. Turn right on the first right south of Main from Pershing, which is Memorial Drive. Parking is in the west parking lot. Disabled parking spaces are available.