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U.S. Army Transportation Museum

300 Washington Boulevard

The museum was opened in 1969 with displays left over from a recruiting exhibit. Within ten years, a Foundation was organized to raise private funds, and in 1976 the main museum building was dedicated. The Foundation has since built a second structure, the Aviation Pavilion, dedicated in 1987. The Millennium Expansion project will add a major addition to the main museum building


Sheila McNeil

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
I make a point to visit this museum every time I'm in the area, every 2 or 3 years. They are always updating or adding exhibits. The museum grows as the history of Army transportation grows, which is appreciated. There are experimental pieces here you won't see anywhere else. The crown jewel IMHO is the Eve of Destruction. She's the only gun truck that was brought back from Vietnam. I've seen her display improve over the years, from being parked outside to being moved inside and watched the Vietnam diorama grow around her. My favorite exhibit. This museum is free to the public, donations happily accepted and greatly appreciated. Between the indoor and outdoor displays you can spend 2 to 4 hours or more, depending on the detail you wish to absorb. Family friendly, the kids enjoy it! Well worth your time. Very nice gift shop as well.

vballoon 70

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Super-dense with information, this museum shows various US military campaigns through the lens of supply logistics and, you got it, transportation in the field. Best enjoyed by adults with a previous understanding of history/events (lots of cards to read), but a short movie and many HUGE vehicles will excite kids. This is on a military base, so you will be checking in with MPs; have ID, registration and insurance cards ready.

Lynn Lee

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Awesome displays. FYI it is on a base so they will check your id, registration, insurance AND search your vehicle prior to enterance

Jacquelyn Manson

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
This is a great museum for adults and kids alike. So much to learn and new things to see each year. There are plenty of places to picnic along the James River in the base so bring lunch with you. Free admission to the museum, but think about making a donation on the way out!

Sherry Miller

Thursday, March 8, 2018
This place is HUGE! Doesn't look like it from the outside. Super friendly people!

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