• Welcome to the Gold Star Military Museum!

  • Our WWI exhibit has been updated recently with new artwork

  • The WWII Pacific Theater collection has some recent additions

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Blue Star Mothers - Annual Holiday Care Package Drive

We are accepting donations for the Blue Star Mothers of Iowa, annual holiday care package drive. Click here for more details on the drive

Michael J. Musel's Memorial

In Memoriam Michael J. Musel - view memorial

Five Educational Field Trips Near the DSM Metro:

Five Educational Field Trips Near the DSM Metro and guess who made the list?

New Rules and Guidelines

  • *Capacity Limits: 25
  • *All Visitor MUST wear a face covering/mask or NO Entry
  • *No food of any kind allowed
  • *No drinking containers of any kind including water bottles
  • *No Umbrellas
  • *No bags (Exception purses and diaper bags)
  • If you have an elevated temperature, you will not be allowed to enter the museum.
  • Social Distancing of at least 6 feet will be required of all visitors unless you are a family or group (less than 10 people).
  • If you do not have a mask, please view the following youtube video from the U.S. Surgeon General showing how to make a face covering: How to Make Your own Face Covering.

Virtual Tour Receives Ranking!

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum Recognized by Mark Catton made the Top 5 Best Virtual Reality Tours.
  • CIA Museum - McLean, VA
  • Behringer Crawford Museum - Covington, KY
  • Field Museum - Chicago, IL
  • National Museum of Natural History - Washington, D.C.
  • Iowa Gold Star Military Museum - Johnston, IA
If you have not tried the virtual tour, check it out!! Click here to take a virtual tour of our Museum on Google!

New: B17 Virtual Exhibit

The B-17 interactive exhibit is now available online. Click here to visit our new B-17 virtual exhibit!


Find Us

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
7105 Northwest 70th Avenue, Johnston, IA 50131
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Virtual Tour

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Hours & Admission

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Reservation Only
Wednesday
Seniors Only (60+)
Thursday
Reservation Only
Fri - Sat
Walk - Ins

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Newsletters

Gold Star Newsletter - 4th Quarter 2020

Upcoming Events

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