Experience

The National Medal Of Honor
Leadership & Education Center

OPENS MEMORIAL DAY 2024

The National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center will be a destination unlike any other facility in the nation, providing individuals with a transformative journey that expands beyond the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum.

Inspired by the leadership traits exemplified by Medal of Honor recipients, The Center will offer curated educational programs to transcend the museum’s lessons of courage into everyday life. Online programs, classrooms, meeting rooms, and a resource center will allow visitors, school groups, and college classes the ability to continue education and leadership goals. The Center will also act as a collaborative space for organizations and partner programs.

Lush outdoor courtyards will provide visitors with spaces for reflection, while the architecture and interior design will allow for a powerful sensory experience.

The Center is the proposed home of the National Medal of Honor Society headquarters, whose mission is to preserve Medal of Honor recipient archives and curate national education programs.

Congressional
Medal Of Honor Museum

The Medal of Honor is the highest award of military valor and has been bestowed upon 3,520 courageous soldiers for valiant and honorable actions in wartime conflicts. In our mission to inspire American leadership, the Medal of Honor Museum will be at the heart of the center and is designed to bring the courageous wartime stories of Medal of Honor recipients to life — across all military branches, from the Civil War to the present day.

With artifacts, galleries, immersive demonstrations, and experiential exhibits, the museum will evoke unparalleled emotion and as if you are sitting with Medal of Honor recipients listening to their tales of courage — providing a unique connection between present-day individuals and historic heroes.

A curated visitor experience has been designed with immersive, multi-media exhibits to emphasize what unites us as Americans, promote Medal of Honor values, provide context to understand the stories of Award recipients, and inspire visitors to positively shape the future.

Location

Located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, adjacent to the historic Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and other military attractions, the Charleston Harbor’s serene waterfront with marsh grass, dolphins. and manatees—along with the famous Ravenel Bridge—will serve as the backdrop of the new National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center.

The current Congressional Medal of Honor Museum is located aboard the USS Yorktown. It is proposed to be relocated to the National Medal of Honor Leadership & Education Center, providing the museum with square feet of expertly curated exhibit space and interactive experiences.

Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina was designated the national site of the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum, enacted by the Senate and House Of Representatives of the United States of America in the 106th Congress session on September 24, 1999. This museum is the only Medal of Honor museum recognized by the United States Congress.

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