The Greater Middletown Military Museum is a tribute to all American veterans and specifically devoted to preserving the rich military history of greater Middletown’s veterans who served in the defense of America from colonial times to the present. Its collection of military memorabilia includes artifacts from every branch of military service such as uniforms, medals, documents, letters, books, photographs, flags, weapons, etc. donated by local veterans and their families.
The museum’s impressive and extensive collection of books spans all of the wars America has participated in, providing a treasure trove for serious researchers or casual browsing. We supplement this with a Video collection of military subjects (both nonfiction and fiction).
The museum proudly showcases on the grounds of the museum the SGU Monument (Secret Guerilla Unit), a Huey helicopter that served in combat areas during the Vietnam War. It is hoped that this Monument will become recognized as a National Monument in the near future.
The museum is adjacent to a very special Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial Park that pays special homage to Connecticut’s fallen service members who died during the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, including a Medal of Honor recipient. The memorial park is an extraordinarily beautiful and somber reminder of the price of freedom.
The museum officially opened to the public on April 13, 2019.
The Museum provides research opportunities for military historians, educational opportunities for local students to learn about military history and a place for veterans and their families to reflect back on an impressionable part of their time in the military. Contact museum staff to arrange for group visits.
The Museum also has meeting space available for small groups.
Call for information: 860-788-7215
Where to find us:
Veterans Memorial Park – 200 Walnut Grove Road, Middletown, CT 06457