Nowhere in Minnesota are the experiences of military men and women so vividly captured and interpreted for the public as at the Minnesota Military & Veterans Museum. Indoor and outdoor exhibits depict the stories and contributions of Minnesotans who served in all branches of service in time of peace and war, from Minnesota’s early years, through the World Wars, leading up to current conflicts. This is the only military museum in the state representing all branches of the military.
The mission of the Minnesota Military Museum is to educate the public on the service of Minnesota’s veterans, to preserve a record of their service through exhibits of the Minnesota Military Museum, and preserve the artifacts related to their service for future generations.
The museum’s gift shop offers military- and Minnesota-themed books, souvenirs, gifts, caps, posters, toys, and a diverse selection of military surplus clothing and equipment. Merchandise is available for all branches of service, including retiree and reserve personnel. Proceeds directly support museum operations.