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Mission Statement

The Korean War National Museum mission seeks

- to honor the veterans; American, South Korean and United Nations forces of that conflict;

- to educate our citizens and future generations of the service, sacrifices and great contributions of those who fought there;

- to preserve the legacy and history of the Korean War through exhibits, our collection, programs, and educational outreach;

- to celebrate "the forgotten victory" as seen in the amazing growth, stability and dynamic democracy in South Korea today, guaranteed through the continued support of America's military and others since 1953.


The Korean War National Museum is a is a non-partisan, non-profit museum with a mission to help people better understand and appreciate the service, sacrifices and success of the American, South Korean and Allied personnel during the Korean War. The Korean War National Museum operates The Denis J. Healy Freedom Center in Springfield, Illinois, located on the historic Old State Capital Plaza. This 10,000 square foot facility has an interactive and professionally developed exhibit of items, artifacts, weapons, art, photographs and materials intended to help visitors gain an understanding of, and appreciation for the services, sacrifices and successes of the American, South Korean and Allied forces who served in the Korean War. The Freedom Center is open with published hours and free admission. Visitors are encouraged to sign our guest book, ask questions and support our operations with monetary donations. School groups, youth groups and civic groups are welcome; please call 217-523-7230.

The Korean War National Museum continues to plan and prepare for the construction of the permanent museum space, and welcome donors, sponsor or interested individuals to contact us, or support our fundraising activities.



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