National Guard Memorial Museum

At the National Guard Memorial Museum, students will learn the history of the National Guard, which traces its heritage back nearly four centuries when the Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered local militia companies to muster. Exhibits at the Museum include firearms, equipment, and other artifacts from the Militia Era through the 9/11 Era. Students will view a Brown Bess musket, a militia order dated to 1775, a WWII jacket and pistol, a Cold War Era jacket and bayonet, steel beams from the World Trade Center, and more. The Museum offers guided tours, led by the Deputy Director, for groups of five or larger. To schedule a tour, complete an online request under the "Museum" section of the website.

Contact Info
Address: 1 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. District Of Columbia. Tel: 202-789-0031. Website: www.ngef.org. Hrs: Mon. - Fri. 9AM - 4PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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