• Museum: Temporarily closed for maintenance Memorial open year-round, 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Free guided tours: first Saturday of the month at 11 AM and 1 PM
  • Group tours (15 or more) available by reservation
  • Gift shop
  • ADA accessible
  • Adults $7
  • Seniors/Students $5
  • under 12 and Active Service/Vets free

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Museum

1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, NJ 07733

(732) 335-0033

The Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center is the first museum of its kind in the United States, devoted solely to helping visitors gain an understanding of the conflict in Southeast Asia and the surrounding political strife and its lasting impact on American culture with an emphasis on experiences in New Jersey.

Dedicated in September 1998, the Museum provides political, cultural, and historical context for the Memorial. The memorial itself was designed by Hien Nguyen who fled war torn South Vietnam in 1975. The unique open-air design is made up of 366 polished black granite panels that represent each day of the year along with the names of 1,556 New Jerseyans killed or reported missing on that date.

Adjacent to Museum is the Women Veterans Meditation Garden, first dedicated in 2001. Designed by the Monmouth County Master Gardeners Association, the Garden honors Captain Elanor Alexander, the only woman honored at the Memorial, and those involved in Operation Babylift.


  • Visit the Museum and Education Center
  • Walk through the Women Veterans Meditation Garden
  • See the Purple Heart Memorial

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