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Virginia War Memorial Open To Visitors Independence Day Weekend

There is no more fitting venue to visit during Independence Day weekend than the Commonwealth’s tribute to military veterans and active service members.

  • The Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center and C. Kenneth Wright Pavilion will be open for self-guided tours on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 5 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.  Due to COVID-19 safety regulations, visitors in these buildings will be limited to fifty persons at a time. Facemasks must be worn by all visitors and physical distancing will be enforced.
  • The Memorial grounds including the Shrine of Memory-20th Century, Shrine of Memory-Global War on Terrorism, and Walkway of Honor are open each day from daybreak to 10 p.m.
  • Now through July 10, visitors can also see the “Hill of Heroes” – 12,000 American flags placed on the hill by the Shrines to honor the nearly 12,000 Virginia men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our Nation from World War II to present day. It is a beautiful and inspiring display. (Pictured above)
  • There is no admission charge at the Virginia War Memorial and onsite parking is also free.


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