Military Memorial Museum
Military Memorial Museum
4.5
Military Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We are a well-regarded Military Museum covering conflicts from the Civil War to the present, housed in a historic Crossville, TN building. Admission is free with donation accepted. Open Monday-Friday 9am, - 3pm. Group tours can be arranged.
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Blue-Eyes-Fam
Bonaire, GA351 contributions
I love History, especially Military History. Me and the missus (who is a fan if not an enthusiast like myself) and a local friend of ours, stopped in to see what they had on display and were overwhelmed with the shear volume of artifacts in such a small building, and apparently it's not even the half of it. We took the tour with one of the volunteers, which lasted about 30 minutes, and covers a wide range of military history and it's connections to the local area. It spans the wars from the War of Succession through to the modern day and everything in between. Afterwards we stayed to explore on our own, and we asked a question which the volunteer could not answer, but he said he knew who could. About 5 minutes later the Director, Locke, was by our side to answer the question we had, which he did, and then started to give us a second tour, covering many of the other items on exhibit and going in depth on many of them. The "collection" was once the privately held property of a local couple, as they got on in years they donated the entire collection to the County. A Board of Directors were created to oversee the efforts to catalog, preserve, and display the collection and it is a monumental task. They have less than half of it on display, and are working furiously with curators to insure items not on display are preserved and protected correctly. The displays are not only far reaching, they are in many cases very rare. The work being done by the volunteers is a labor of love. If I lived in this area I know where I'd be spending my days - giving my time to such a worthy organization.
Written August 11, 2022
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Hector G
Lake Charles, LA62 contributions
Couples
It was our last day in the area and we picked out several places to visit and found this gem on Trip Advisor. We were greeted by Mr. Jim Doland who became out tour guide of the Military Memorial Museum. He gave us detail history of the building, local military, and battles from the Civil War to present time. Thousands of artifacts that were donated by friends and family of military men and women. A blessing and honor to see this memorial museum.
Written June 21, 2022
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jdfawley
Hickory, PA13 contributions
Family
This small, 1 floor walkthrough is jam-packed with so much history! As soon as we walked in, volunteer Jerry greeted us and gave us an incredible nearly hour long tour of the highlights in here.
The walk through is organized beginning with memorabilia from pre-civil war and continues through most current military. So many connections to local heros are in this tiny space.
Jerry was able to find highlight plenty to keep my history buff husband on his toes while also holding the interest of my “do we have to” teenagers.
Well done!
And all of this is FREE. The place is run in donations and awesome volunteers. Plan a visit. Sure, you could just walk through in 15 minutes BUT if you let one of them guide you through and listen to what they have to share, everyone will learn something here.
Written August 14, 2021
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Fred W
Panama City, FL511 contributions
Couples
Great military memorabilia items on display. The museum has items from the Civil War thru current conflicts. The staff is very knowledgeable and will answer all questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. If you like military history, you’ll lovev5his place
Written September 13, 2022
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top banana
Ormond Beach, FL56 contributions
Old courthouse is historical and packed with lots of good quality memorabilia from all theatres of conflict from the Civil war through Iraq and Afghanistan. Volunteer guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Well worth the time. You can spend a little or lot looking through all the artifacts, uniforms, letters and etc.
Written November 13, 2021
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Betsy G
North Canton, OH55 contributions
Family
What a wonderful little local museum with things from all American wars. Local history was so interesting and our boys were thrilled with being able to touch things. The veteran was very knowledgeable and guided us through the exhibits answering all our questions.
Written April 18, 2022
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Frozen_Tundra_Gal
Wisconsin6,761 contributions
Family
We stumbled across this while looking for more information after reading their monuments honoring those who had served in various wars--starting with the Revolutionary war. This is a privately run collection of memorabilia donated by numerous different people, both from the area and the casual visitor who wanted to share their stories or their family's after visiting.

This is not a sleek, professional museum, but more of a collection of first hand accounts, personal items and reproductions. This to me, made it much more touching and brought the sacrifices and impact of war and sacrifice. Our guide was able to recount first hand reports of visitors who had memories triggered by their visit.

We've enjoyed the incredible museums in Washington DC, Gettysburg etc. but this one was very personal and moving. This wasn't just "history", it was the story of people and event.s
Written October 22, 2013
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Ruth-tn
Tn.90 contributions
Family
Well worth the stop! Never knew there was a German prison camp in Crossville during WWII. The tour guide gave us an excellent tour full of info. Civil war though current wars.
Written July 22, 2013
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leopardgolfer
Cape Girardeau, MO64 contributions
Couples
I agree with the person who said this is probably not worth making a special trip to Crossville however if you are around the area and have some time, there are a lot of neat exhibits to see. The city provides the building and the museum is staffed by volunteers - many of whom are retired military. The day of our visit, we met two wonderful gentleman - one former army and one former Navy and AirForce. You have the option of taking a guided tour which points out the highlights and takes about 20 minutes or you can browse through things yourself. I recommend starting with the guided tour and then taking some time to look around by yourself. By the way, please leave a donation when you visit to help cover the upkeep of the exhibits.
Written September 3, 2011
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Mary M
Port Charlotte, FL61 contributions
Couples
The museum is free but the contents you can not place a value. The museum is compact but takes you through American military history beginning with the Civil War to the present. Their are guides on site to answer questions as well. Do not miss it.
Written September 4, 2013
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Military Memorial Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM