WE'RE GROWING...

… growing in demand, growing in artifacts, growing in size and growing in program offerings. We're relocating to a larger facility soon! Opening date and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be early 2019. Follow our progress on this site.

Explore centuries of U.S. military history – and discover the lasting legacies they left behind.

Discover rare artifacts and perspectives from the Seminole tribes of Southwest Florida – and learn both sides of this lengthy and costly chapter in our history

Explore our extensive collection of more than 4,000 literary titles and more than 1,000 original documents – free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about U.S. military history and heritage.

During the week of January 21-24, 2019, we will host a special “oral history” event for local and visiting veterans. Those participating in the event will have the opportunity to share thier personal military combat stories with an Witness to War interviewer and videographer.

Experience our 240-seat theater and enjoy the many scheduled events. We will host a variety of activities in this beautiful center including military related films, academic lectures, arts and cultural events, conferences and much more. Get your tickets today for upcoming activities.

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CONNECT

With 20,000-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.

DISCOVER

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.

ENGAGE

Classified as an education facility by the State of Florida, the Museum offers seminars, lectures and outreach for all ages, one of the largest historical collections of military artwork and photography, and a library and research center.

THE SEMINOLE WARS

Opening Exhibit:
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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FUTURE FORCE ACADEMY

Offers many opportunities for both the young and young of heart to test out some of the latest technology and innovations incubated in U.S. military laboratories.

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THE STORIES

Bringing history to life by listening and reading the personal stories of those who served this great country.

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HELP US TELL THE STORIES

Our Museum is growing! But we can’t do it alone. We need your help. Consider giving in one of the following ways.

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NEWS

Stay up to the date on the latest news, press coverage and happenings surrounding the Military Heritage Museum.

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NEW FACILITY RENDERINGS

Get a sneak peek of the Military Heritage Museum's new facility. Coming Spring 2019!

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VISITING THE MUSEUM

Admission is free.
The experience is priceless.

HOURS:
Monday – Saturday: 10AM to 6PM
Sunday: Noon to 6PM
Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

ADDRESS:
Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W Retta Esplanade #48, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

PHONE: 941.575.9002