Veterans Memorial Museum, Chehalis

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The Veterans Memorial Museum started its humble beginnings in 1995. Originally located in Centralia Washington, the Museum quickly outgrew its original building. In July of 2005 we opened our new 20,500 square foot facility located just off Interstate 5 at exit 77. The new facility has a 9,000 sq. ft. gallery, a 3,000 sq. ft. events center, gift shop, military library and gathering space for our veteran community.

The Main Gallery features the artifacts and personal stories of our veterans who have served during peacetime and war. Artifacts on display are from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Westward Expansion, Spanish American War, World War One, Interwar Period, World War Two, The Korean War, The Cold War, The Vietnam War, Fall of Communism, and the War on Terrorism. Docents are available to give personal tours. Allow yourself about an hour or more to view the Main Gallery.

Admission to the Museum is $6 per adult, $5 for seniors and veterans, $4 for students (6-18 yr old) children, active duty and Museum members are free. Museum Memberships are $25 per adult, $20 per veteran, $10 per student and $100 for business.

In addition to the Main Gallery the Museum also has a 3,000 sq. ft. Events Center that can accommodate 200 people. The Events Center is open for business meetings, reunions, parties, weddings, memorial service or any event where you need people to gather. The Events Center features a premium sound system and video projector. We provide tables and chairs and our helpful volunteer staff will arrange the room to fit your needs. Call us today to find out more about availability and the lowest rates! 360-740-8875
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  • This is one of the best smaller military museums I have been to. It is a lot larger on the inside than it appears from the I-5 freeway nearby. It covers all U.S. wars in a general way with specific.....  more
    This is one of the best smaller military museums I have been to. It is a lot larger on the inside than it appears from the I-5 freeway nearby. It covers all U.S. wars in a general way with specific.....  more »
  • Focusing on the history of Pacific Northwest veterans, the museum uses static displays to follow the military branches from the Civil War to today. Weaponry, uniforms, vehicles, flags are all on... 
    Focusing on the history of Pacific Northwest veterans, the museum uses static displays to follow the military branches from the Civil War to today. Weaponry, uniforms, vehicles, flags are all on...  more »
  • After driving by many times, my husband and I finally stopped to check out this small but mighty little museum. As a retired Army, three tour Vietnam vet (1969 -1989) my husband thoroughly enjoyed... 
    After driving by many times, my husband and I finally stopped to check out this small but mighty little museum. As a retired Army, three tour Vietnam vet (1969 -1989) my husband thoroughly enjoyed...  more »
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  • A must see for honoring our military of the past. Large array of uniforms from former service members from many theaters. Excellent presentation. 200 years of US military History.
  • This is a MUST see if you live anywhere near or are traveling through, ESPECIALLY if you are a veteran or know one. Was VERY surprised to actually see memorabilia from MY unit there. Lots of cool stuff!
  • We have been wanting to stop by for years. Finally made it there today. Hands down the Best military museum in the Nothwest. Mr. Swanson is a natural story teller. Awesome place recomend highly.
  • Wonderful museum for a small area. Very well displayed and entry fees are well worth your time, which by the way, are very inexpensive!!
  • Cool place ran by cool people. A must see if your in the area

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