Blue Star Museums is a program that provides free admission to over 2,000 museums nationwide to active duty military personnel and their families. The program includes National Guard and Reserve.
In 2021, the program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15th, 2021, and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, 2021.
The military ID holder can bring five family members with him or her, and those family members can include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.
If the military member is deployed the spouse can still participate in the free program. Read the FAQ for more details, including the documentation you’ll need to bring.
In the Triangle, the only museum listed is Fuquay-Varina Museums and Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex in Fayetteville. But, remember, there are participating museums from around the state and country, so look at the Blue Star Museum Map as you make travel plans, near and far.
Also, more museums might sign up, so check back.
Please make sure to check to see if the museum is open on Memorial Day and Labor Day. Some may not be.Subscribe to Triangle on the Cheap
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