Visiting Info

Hours

Memorial Hours:

Open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ticket sales end at 4:30 PM).  Monday closings begin in December and continue through the end of February.  Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.   The Memorial closes at noon on New Year’s Eve.  Openings before or after normal operating hours by special arrangement for additional fees.  Click Here or see Special Openings link for more information.

Visitors are asked to check in at the Bedford Area Welcome Center to purchase tickets.

 

Water Effects Hours of Operation:

During certain winter months, (primarily December, January, February, and the first half of March), the Memorial’s invasion tableau is drained for seasonal system maintenance.  If you wish to see the invasion pool with water, it is recommended you visit late March thru November.  To determine whether or not the pool is operating, you can also call 540-587-3619.  **As of November 21, 2016, the water effects are currently down.  We expect them to be back in operation in March.

Memorial Store:

Open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the exception of Monday closings beginning in December and through the end of February.  Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.  The Memorial Store closes at noon on New Year’s Eve.

* Please allow one to two hours for your visit to the Memorial.

Foundation Office Hours:

Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with occasional daily closings. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.  Other holiday closings may occur. When in doubt, telephone to confirm opening before visiting the Foundation Office at 540-586-3329.

The Foundation Office is located at 133 West Main Street in Bedford.  Please direct all mail to P.O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523.

Purchasing Tickets:

Tickets to the Memorial are sold at the Bedford Area Welcome Center (at the foot of the Memorial), 816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA 24523. The Bedford Area Welcome Center phone number is (540) 587-5681.

Admission Fees:

$19 Combo Ticket *this is a 27% discount over the regular price

(Includes admission and tour at both the Memorial and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest.)   

$10 per adult

$8 per Veteran or Active Duty Military

$6 per student (ages 6-18) or older with valid college ID

Under 6 – free

Open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the exception of Monday closings beginning Dec. 1 through Feb. 23.  Closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, and Thanksgiving Day. The Memorial closes at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Other periodic closings are possible due to systems maintenance and inclement weather. Please call 540-587-3619 to check our operational status before traveling.

Each paid admission includes a complimentary guided walking tour.  

Walking tours are scheduled daily between 10 AM and 4 PM.  Guided walking tours are approximately 50 minutes in length and leave from the deck of the Gift Store at the Memorial.  Tour times are posted on the deck, as well as the D-Day ticketing agent will know when the next tour is scheduled.  Please ask for the next available tour time when purchasing your tickets at the Bedford Area Welcome Center.

NOTE: 
Mobility assistance: Wheelchairs are on loan for FREE. Please let the ticketing agent know if a wheelchair will be needed.

Patrons are not required to take the guided walking tour.  With paid admission, visitors can stroll the grounds with the site map provided by the ticketing agent. The site map provides information on the architecture and the historical narrative of the Memorial.

While visiting the Bedford Area Welcome Center, a complimentary movie produced by the History Channel that provides an informative overview of the D-Day Invasion is available in the Theater.  The movie running time is approximately 10 minutes.

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D-Day National Memorial Membership

For those who visit the Memorial site frequently, an annual membership pass is a great investment.  By joining, you can show your support for the Memorial’s mission of recognizing the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied forces who stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day, 6 June 1944.

Purchase a Membership to the Overlord Society online now

Membership cards will be mailed.

When using your card for admission, please stop at the Bedford Area Welcome Center to check-in, obtain your admisison stickers, and find out about tour times.

• Sword Beach Membership – $35

Individual admission
10% discount at the Memorial Store
Overlord Report (Foundation newsletter)

• Gold Beach Membership – $50

Annual admission for two adult members and dependent children
10% discount at the Memorial Store
Overlord Report (Foundation newsletter)

• Juno Beach Membership – $100

Annual Admission for member, their spouse, and up to five people
10% discount at the Memorial Store
Overlord Report (Foundation newsletter)

• Utah Beach Membership – $250

Annual Admission for member, their spouse, and up to five people
10% discount at the Memorial Store
Overlord Report (Foundation newsletter)

• Omaha Beach Membership – $500

Annual Admission for member, their spouse, and up to five people
10% discount at the Memorial Store
Overlord Report (Foundation newsletter)

• Neptune Membership – $1,000

Annual Admission for member, their spouse, and up to five people
10% discount at the Memorial Store
Overlord Report (Foundation newsletter)

Group Tours:

RESERVED GROUP TOURS

Pre-arranged group tours are available.

Group Admission (13 or more patrons, fees are per person)

$8.00 Adult *includes FREE walking tour

$5.00 Child *includes FREE walking tour

Group Admission (Less than 13 patrons, $100 flat rate fee)

NOTE: Reservations are required to receive a complimentary walking tour. We recommend a minimum of two weeks notice. A deposit is required to confirm this reservation.

No deposit = No reservation.

For more information contact the tour coordinator to schedule a tour.

Telephone number 540-587-3619
Email address: dday@dday.org

School field trips are available at a discounted rate. Please call 540-586-3329 x114 for more information.

GROUP TOUR INFORMATION

Is there any advantage to coming in a group?

Yes, besides the camaraderie of sharing together in your D-Day Memorial experience, you may be eligible for a reduced admission fee.

What do I need to do if my group wants to reserve a tour at the National D-Day Memorial?

First, decide on both a date and a specific hour for your planned tour. Next, make sure your group will have at least 13 members on the date and time you have selected. Groups with 13 or more patrons receive a reduced admission fee, provided they have made a reservation at least two weeks in advance of their anticipated arrival. Finally, call 540-587-3619 to make your reservation.

What if I have less than 13 people in my group and still want a reserved tour?

There is a flat fee of $100.00 for any group numbering less than 13 patrons. If you have less than 13 people in your group and would like to have a reserved tour, please call 540-587-3619.

Do you have any mobility assistance available?

Should you need mobility assistance for members of your party who are disabled, we do have a limited number of wheelchairs available at no cost, or you may reserve one of our five-passenger shuttle carts for an additional $30.00 each. Reserved tours are limited to a maximum of 2 shuttle carts, based on availability. Since the availability of these carts may be limited, please plan your trip well in advance.

Groups who have scheduled a tour in advance.

Please arrive at the Bedford Area Welcome Center 20 minutes early to check-in and use the facilities.  Your group will then drive up to the Memorial Gift Store.  There, one designated person will be responsible for payment, and you will meet up with your tour guide.  Contact us as soon as possible if you see that your party will be arriving late. Groups arriving more than 15 minutes late without advance notification will forfeit their guide and any reserved shuttle carts. Please call this number to notify the Memorial of a late arrival – 540-587-5681.

Special Openings:

On some occasions it is impossible for a group to schedule their visit during the Memorial’s normal operating hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. However, special arrangements can be made to have our site open before or after these hours for an additional fee. Regular admission fees will be charged in addition to the fees below.

For special openings between the hours of:

8:00 AM and 10:00 AM

5:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Before 8:00 AM

After 8:00 PM

$200

$200

$300

$300

Map & Directions:

GPS Address: 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523

Directions To the National D-Day Memorial From:

Richmond: 360 west to 460 west; Follow signs to Lynchburg and Bedford. Take 2nd Bedford Exit. Take a right off of the exit onto Burks Hill Road.  Take the next left at the Bedford Area Welcome Center for ticket purchases. Total distance – approximately 143 miles.

Or: 64 west to 81 south; take exit 150 to Alternate 220; Follow signs to 460 (Lynchburg and Bedford) and take a left onto 460 east. Travel approximately 25 minutes and take the 122 exit. Take a left off of the exit and proceed through the stoplight.  Take an immediate left at the Bedford Area Welcome Center for ticket purchases.

Roanoke: 460 east to Route 122 north. Take the 122 exit. Take a left off of the exit and proceed through the stoplight.  Take an immediate left at the Bedford Area Welcome Center for ticket purchases. Total distance- approximately 27 miles.