Friday, April 15, 2011

New Blog Launch | National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center | Fort Benning/Columbus, Georgia

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is proud to announce the launch of its new blog! This will be the e-home for the latest news releases and event announcements, as well as a place to get in-depth analysis of specific artifacts, stories from Infantry history, and tour/curriculum guides for educators and future visitors.
Check back regularly for progress. In the meantime, please check us out and friend us through your favorite social media service:

What is the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center?
Since opening in June 2009, the new
National Infantry Museum has proven
to be the #1 attraction in
Columbus, GA!
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center opened in 2009 with one mission: to honor Soldiers, both past and present. This state-of-the-art facility tells the story of the United States Army Infantryman, from the fields of the American Revolution to the sands of Afghanistan. This 190,000 square-foot museum houses an amazing display of artifacts from all eras of American history and contains numerous interactive multimedia exhibits, telling the story of our nation's past with the latest in technological innovation. Also located inside the Museum are: 

• The Patriot Park IMAX Theatre, which shows the best documentaries and the most immersive Hollywood films on the largest screen in the Southeast

• The Fife and Drum Restaurant, one of the premier dining establishments in Columbus
• The Soldier Store, offering a variety of unique items to commemorate your visit or to serve as great gifts
• The EST2000 Rifle Range, which offers you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shoot on the same rifle simulator that is currently used by the US Army to train our troops

Where is the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center?
One Force, One Fight!
1775 Legacy Way
Columbus, GA 31903
(706) 685-5800

The Museum is located right outside the Fort Benning Rd. gates to the Maneuver Center of Excellence, home of the United States Army Infantry and Armor schools.



What is Patriot Park?
To learn more about paver dedications,
call
Lauren Pastwik: (706) 685-5810
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is part of Patriot Park, a growing complex of historic monuments, educational institutions and recreational areas, which also includes:
• Heritage Walk, a 20-foot-wide, flag-lined walkway that runs the length of the building, from the parking lot to the grandstands at Soldier Field. On either side of the path, granite pavers can be purchased to honor loved ones.

• World War II Company Street, a collection of buildings from Ft. Benning circa 1940 - including Gen. George S. Patton's quarters - with free tours offered daily


• Soldier Field, a 5-acre parade field with grandstands capable of seating 2,000+ guests, used for all Ft. Benning BCT & OSUT graduations


• Memorial Walk of Honor, a still-expanding collection of monuments to honor those who gave all for the cause of freedom

How much does admission cost?
There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per visitor to help us preserve the legacy of the U.S. Army Infantry. The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is owned and operated by the National Infantry Foundation, a private, non-profit corporation.
There is a separate cost to experience the Rifle Range and the IMAX Theatre at Patriot Park, with all proceeds from ticket and concession sales going to benefit the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

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