The Medal of Honor Museum is located on board the historic aircraft carrier USS YORKTOWN.

The Medal of Honor Museum features interactive exhibits that tell the stories of the brave Americans who have served and protected the U.S. with remarkable courage.

The Medal of Honor Museum pays special tribute to American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice, ranging from the very first Medal of Honor recipients during the Civil War all the way to the War On Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is also home to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Society members share the distinct honor of wearing our nation’s highest award for military valor.

National Medal of Honor Museum

To fully honor and preserve the stories of the recipients, a National Medal of Honor Museum and Education Center is being constructed. This museum will be located directly next to Patriots Point and will be the only one in the country that brings together the story of the nation's highest military honor, all of its recipients, and the wars in which they fought.

Relive some of America’s finest moments and honor our nation’s bravest at the Medal of Honor Museum.


Type: Single-grade neck order
Eligibility: Military personnel only
Awarded: For "Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against any enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party."
Status: Currently awarded
Statistics: Established July 12, 1862
First awarded: American Civil War
  • Active Duty Military (ID required)
  • $17
  • In Person
  • Active Duty Military In Uniform
  • Free
  • In Person