Military Museum Virtual Tours in Honor of Memorial Day
Memorial Weekend is one of my favorite because this weekend signifies the beginning of summer, my favorite season. As a kid, I remember going to the parade and cooking out with friends. So many are heading to the beach for some sun and sand. But ultimately, it is a holiday to remember those who have died for our freedom.
Living in the DC area, I have many war memorials close by and see them often. I found that many of the museums in the area offer a virtual tour online. Here is a way to learn more about our military if you can not visit DC this weekend.
This is a newer museum that I have driven by often, but I have not been able to visit in person. The National Museum of the Marine Corps offers a virtual experience of their museum. I honestly think this is as good, if not more educational in some ways that visiting in person. There is so much information and links to other resources. you can get close up to the exhibits and listen to an explanation of the exhibit. I could spend hours in this virtual experience.
The Naval Aviation Museum has virtual online only exhibits and 2 apps. The Naval Aviation Museum is always adding more to their online-only exhibits so be sure to check it often. The apps are perfect if you are at the museum or if you are not. There is the Naval Aviation Museum App and the Blue Angels Mobile app. Both are available for the iPhone and Android.
The American History Museum is not just military, but they have several military exhibits in their virtual tour of the museum.
This is a museum in 2 hangers in Pearl Harbor. The Pacific Aviation virtual tour gives you a complete 360 degree tour of several of the exhibits.
These are five of the museums that I have found to have an extensive virtual tour online. Do you know of any other online military museums?