National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Changing Opening Times

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center will be closed on Mondays, effective January 3, 2011.

The change is being made to allow maintenance teams the time necessary to keep the museum in good working order for the thousands of visitors it gets each week.

“This is one of the most technologically sophisticated museums in the country,” said Ben Williams, National Infantry Foundation Executive Director. “When you’re open seven days a week, there’s no time to change bulbs, adjust video presentations and enhance exhibits without impinging on the visitor’s experience. This will allow us to keep the museum in top working order at all times.”

Foundation and Army officials agreed Monday would be the best day to set aside for maintenance, since it is traditionally a slow day for visitation. Foundation and Army staffs will maintain their regular office hours Monday through Friday for business matters. Private groups will continue to have the opportunity to rent space for meetings or events on any day of the week.

Beginning January 3, 2011, operating hours for the museum – which includes artifact galleries, the IMAX Theatre, the Fife and Drum Restaurant and the Soldier Store – will be:
Monday Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Image: The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park, a 200-acre tract linking Columbus, Georgia, and Fort Benning, the Home of the Infantry, is the first world-class site to pay tribute to the U.S. Army Infantryman and those who fight alongside him. As the only interactive Army Museum in the United States, the museum showcases the contributions of the Infantry Soldier in every war fought by the U.S. by offering immersive participation and engaging visitors in the unique experiences of the Infantry Soldier. The complex also includes a parade field, memorial walk of honor, authentic World War II Company Street and 3-D IMAX Theatre. For more information, visit www.nationalinfantrymuseum.com

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