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Virginia's World War I Related Places To Visit

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Virginia War Memorial

      
621 S Belvedere St
Richmond
VA
USA
23220

The Virginia War Memorial is heralded by many as the premier state memorial to honor its veterans in the United States. With its monthly patriotic programs, educational programs for students and teachers, research library, exhibits, documentary videos to teach history, and near virtual reality film, Virginia’s War Memorial honors our fallen heroes by passing their stories of sacrifice forward to future generations.

We invite you to come and visit us!

 
Carillon Tower
Richmond
VA
USA
23221

Between 1924 and 1928, the Virginia General Assembly acted to create a World War Memorial Commission and build a lasting memorial to the heroic efforts of Virginia's World War I servicemen and servicewomen.

The City donated a building site in Byrd Park. The War Memorial Carillon is 240 feet high and The Carillon instrument was built by John Taylor Bell Founders of England.

The Carillon Tower originally carried sixty-six bells, but played fifty-three notes - the top thirteen notes had duplicate bells in an unsuccessful effort to produce a louder sound. When the carillon was renovated in the early 1970's, the thirty-four bells which played the highest twenty-one notes were recast into twenty-one new bells with thicker profiles than the originals, producing a better sound. Now there are fifty-three bells for fifty-three notes.

 

Virginia War Museum

      
9285 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News
VA
USA
23607
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http://www.warmuseum.org/

1923

American military history unfolds at the Virginia War Museum. Outstanding collections of personal artifacts, weapons, vehicles, uniforms, posters and much more trace the development of the U.S. military from 1775 through the present.

 
Arlington
VA
USA
22211

Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families. Service to country is the common thread that binds all who are remembered and honored at Arlington.

 

MacArthur Memorial

      
198 Bank Street.
Norfolk
VA
USA
23510
The MacArthur Memorial is a museum and research center dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of General Douglas MacArthur and the millions of men  and women who served with him in World War I, World War II, the Occupation of Japan, and the Korean War. Admission is FREE and the museum is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday ((757) 441-2965).
 
One Waterside Drive, Suite 248
Norfolk
VA
USA
23510
www.hrnm.navy.mil
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum (HRNM) is an official Department of the Navy museum that teaches the history of the U.S. Navy in Hampton Roads from the 1770s through the present day. HRNM is part of the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C., and admission to visit the museum is always free of charge.
 
2220 Adams Avenue, Building, 5218
Fort Lee
VA
USA
23801
The Quartermaster Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit the history and heritage of the Quartermaster Corps, the oldest logistical branch in the Army. The museum is free and open to the public Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm. Point of Contact, Laura Baghetti, (804) 734-4203.
 
20 N. Coalter Street
Staunton
VA
USA
24401

Through exhibits on the President’s life and times -including The Great War (World War I), The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library educates our visitors on how President Wilson changed the world and how his ideals continue to do so. 

Contact: Heather Sutton, Education Coordinator, hsutton@woodrowwilson.org; 540-885-0897 x 114.

 
5701 Huntsman Rd
Richmond
VA
USA
23250
 
5001 Siege Rd
Prince George
VA
USA
23803
http://www.nps.gov/pete/index.htm

1926

Petersburg National Battlefield commemorates the nine and one-half -month campaign and siege and defense of Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864 and 1865. As the apex of trench warfare in the Civil War these fields are key in understanding the evolution that led to the battlefields of World War 1 in Europe. The park also manages training trenches used by the 80th Division in 1917-1918 while stationed at Camp Lee. The historic photograph shows trenches dug during the Civil War. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 

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