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Where soldiers’ stories come to life.

Heritage Park Veterans Museum

101 Lake Dow Road, McDonough, GA 30252
(770) 288-7300

The United States has a long and storied military history that has helped protect the nation’s freedom throughout the years. To help pay respect to that history, the Heritage Park Veterans Museum in McDonough, Georgia, educates future generations by displaying artifacts and information from various conflicts dating as far back as World War I. To learn more about the museum’s collection, tours and other military history sites in Henry County, contact the Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau today.

History of the Museum

The Heritage Park Veterans Museum opened its doors on Veterans Day in November of 2010. At that time, the museum consisted of just five glass cases, nine mannequins and 15 uniforms. Head curator Jim Joyce searched through his personal belongings as a career military man to find pieces to add to the exhibits. The collection has grown exponentially, since moving from a small two-room building to the iconic red barn at Heritage Park. Virtually every item at the museum has been donated by generous benefactors who want to keep their own or a family member’s military experience alive. There is even a Huey combat helicopter parked on the side lawn outside the barn for a real-life look into military aviation. Since the beginning, admission to the museum has been free, with the option for guests to make a donation of any amount to help maintain its operations.

Take a Tour

Gain a better understanding of all the uniforms, equipment and supplies on display while visiting the museum with a guided tour. Tours are free of charge for everyone to ensure all visitors can take advantage of this experience. The museum’s tours typically last around one-and-a-half hours, and are led by the volunteers who work for the museum. This is significant because every volunteer at the Heritage Park Veterans Museum is a veteran themselves. Tours enable visitors to gain unique insight into the life of a soldier and the meaning of various artifacts that are on display. Guests can also stop by the Ship’s Store, where the purchase of a T-shirt, hat or other memorabilia will directly support the museum’s operations.

One of the most striking features of the museum is the Wall of Honor room and the display showcasing Henry County’s Medal of Honor recipients. All of these artifacts combine to tell the story of the men and women who fought for America since World War I in an inspiring and resonant display. After touring the museum, be sure to visit the Veterans Wall of Honor, Veterans Walk of Honor and the POW/MIA Tribute just steps away.

Honor Those Who Served in Henry County

A trip to Henry County wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Heritage Park Veterans Museum. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the noble history of America’s veterans, introduce children to military history and pay tribute to those who served. For more information about the museum and other historic attractions in Henry County, contact the Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau today. Visitors can receive help with trip planning, tips on things to do and all the information needed to see all that Henry County has to offer.