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Located in Punta Gorda Fl, the Military Heritage Museum’s purpose is to honor all who serve. From the Revolutionary War through modern conflicts, and across all five military branches, the Museum utilizes multiple methods to educate its visitors on the heritage aspects of US military history. Through a blend of integrating artifacts, veteran museum guides, computer-interactive, graphics, live performance, and audiovisual; the Museum provides unique innovative experiences throughout its 17,000 sqft. facility.
On the first level, take a walk-through history through three unique galleries; from the Revolutionary War through modern conflicts. Visit the Hall of Heroes and its special Medal of Honor exhibit. With thousands of artifacts, graphics, videos, realistic dioramas and touch screens, the gallery experience is unparalleled in southwest Florida. On the second level become part of history through simulations and virtual reality utilizing our aircraft, tank, and range simulators. In the Advanced Individual Training School, “fly” a F-16 or P-51 Mustang, command the helm of a Navy destroyer, take a parachute jump, experience the laser range, or drive a tank – four incredible simulations and virtual reality experiences. The second level also includes the War Room, home of the Museum’s Kids Discovery Zone and virtual reality exhibits as well as the full-service Academy Library with its over 5000 books and publications and computer-interactive activities. Check out the beautiful 247-seat Gulf Theater and the many documentaries and shows held throughout the year. The Ships Store offers a wide variety military-themed caps, shirts and other souvenir items to help you remember your museum experience.
The Military Heritage museum is located on 900 West Marion Ave Punta Gorda, just a few steps away from its former location in Fishermen’s Village.