National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Columbus, Ohio

The National Veterans Memorial and Museumofficially designated by the federal government as a national museumhonors veterans past and present who have served the nation and recognizes those who have answered the call of duty throughout America’s history. The Museum is the first dedicated to the veteran’s experience, and is a place to celebrate and honor the service and sacrifice of all veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present. Located on the Scioto Peninsula it is also a key part of the revival of downtown Columbus, Ohio.

A repository for the stories of veterans and their families, the museum also engages non-veterans to connect to the universal human values and struggles revealed in these stories. The goals of the Museum as expressed by the Veterans Advisory Committee were to: Honor the veterans; Inspire people to serve; and Connect civilians and veterans; we also worked closely with the Advisory Committee to add a fourth goal for the projectEducate visitors and young people.

Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

Allied Works Architecture


20,000 square feet

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