Experience our 247-seat theater and enjoy the many scheduled events. We will host a variety of activities in this beautiful center including military related films, cultural events, and much more. Get your tickets today for upcoming activities. Contact the theater manager for information about renting the theater.
Keep checking back with us when we once again host a special “oral history” event for local and visiting veterans. Those participating in the event will have the opportunity to share their personal military combat stories with an Witness to War interviewer and videographer.
On March 17, the Military Heritage Museum temporarily closed due to the coronavirus. The financial health of the museum is now threatened as program fees and tickets along with the daily donations have ceased. Yet the artifacts must still be protected, the overhead and utility bills paid, and a skeleton staff maintained to keep the museum ready to reopen as soon as it can. The Museum Recovery Appeal allows donors to ensure the Museum’s legacy endures for many years to come. A legacy dedicated to honoring all who serve through education and recognition. Please consider a donation to the special recovery fund. You can also add the name of someone you may wish to honor or perhaps would like to make your gift in memory of, in the designated fields.
With 30,000-plus historic artifacts, veteran-led tours and thousands of oral histories, the Military Heritage Museum provides visitors an opportunity to fully understand and experience military history in an authentic, personal and unique way.
By hearing the big story of military history through small, individual stories, visitors learn about well-known events from an entirely new perspective — and about events and viewpoints they never knew.
The Future Force Academy second floor activity areas create a realistic and fun experience while providing visitors unique educational opportunities.
THE SEMINOLE WARS
The Seminole Wars
The first limited-run exhibit will tell the stories of the Seminole Wars. Our museum staff has worked carefully with Seminole tribes in Southwest Florida to gain a better understanding of this series of conflicts with the U.S. Army spanning from 1816 to 1858.
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Bringing history to life by listening and reading the personal stories of those who served this great country.
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VISITING THE MUSEUM
Monday – Saturday: 10AM to 5PM
Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day
All Access Pass: Includes access to the second floor Future Force Academy activity and exhibit areas, access to the Library (does not include book check-out privileges), access to Gulf Theater Museum programs taking place during gallery hours. Also includes First Floor Gallery Experience.
$10 per person; $8 for veterans, military active duty, and youth ages 5-13. $5 for Annual Members and No fee for children under 5
First Floor Galleries Only: Includes access to the Museum’s Three Exhibit Galleries, Hall of Heroes Gallery, Special Exhibit area and the Ship’s Store which are all located on the first floor.
Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation per person
Additional fees may be required for special theater and other programs. For more information on annual or charter membership please visit the membership page.
900 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950