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Come Explore the new Military Heritage Museum!
We can’t wait for you & your family to experience all the museum has to offer. With over 17,000 square feet, the new facility will include six galleries with many new inter-active exhibits, a 247-seat theater capable of showing movies & live-performances, the Future Force Academy activity areas featuring aircraft, land & marine simulators, along with virtual & augmented reality experiences!
20,000-plus historic artifacts, veteran-led tours & thousands of oral histories
Hear the big story of military history through small, individual stories, visitors learn about well-known events
Seminars, lectures & outreach for all ages, one of the largest historical collections of military artwork & photography
The Military Heritage Museum first opened its doors to the public in Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda on Pearl Harbor Day 2001. The goal of the Museum — then as now — was to honor veterans from all branches and eras of U.S. military service & to help the general public better understand the contributions & various experiences of American servicemen & women through authentic artifacts & individual stories.
The Military Heritage Museum has a reputation among tourists & the local community as SW Florida’s most treasured museum, in large part because of its personal touch. Veterans lead all tours & offer visitors a unique perspective & understanding of key moments in history that cannot be obtained from a textbook
Our goal, is to honor America’s military veterans, to educate & inspire current & future generations of Americans
The new museum is located on 900 West Marion Ave Punta Gorda, just a few steps away from its former location in Fishermen’s Village.