NOTICE: The museum gardens, with all of their memorials and exhibits, are open to the public from dawn to dusk every day of the week. Admission is free.
Our most popular garden contains a
300-foot long, approximately half-scale, permanent replica
of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington. It is truly unique, in that it is updated annually to ensure it is always current.
The Visitor Center contains the gift shop and an exhibit area. It is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. Temporary closures are possible, because the center is staffed by volunteers. Please call to ensure the Visitor Center will be open for your visit.
The museum is located on twelve acres on U. S. Highway 180, about a mile east of Mineral Wells, Texas, and about a 45-minute drive west of Fort Worth.
Three memorial gardens have been completed and two more are under construction. The main museum building has not yet been built. Its construction awaits the completion of an ongoing fundraising effort.
The Development Projects page provides access to information about the gardens, including their memorials and exhibits.
About $25 million will be needed to complete the museum.
Over $1 million has already been raised and has funded the construction of the first three gardens, two parking lots and the new Visitor Center. The fourth and fifth gardens are now under construction.
The Semper Fi Garden, the first of four new gardens dedicated to each of the armed services is now under construction. Its centerpiece, an LVTP-5 landing craft, is in place on the site, and a Gama Goat has recently been added.
Your help is needed to complete the museum. Your stories need to be told ...to those who lived during the era...to those who came afterward...and to future generations. Our countrymen and visitors from the rest of the world need to know what happened....they need to fully understand the war.
You can support the ongoing effort to build the museum by purchasing items
from the gift shop, by making a donation
using the gift shop order form or by
mailing your check to us at our address on the Contact Us page.
Please click the Donate Now! button on the right side
of this page to help build the museum.
Thank you for your generous support!