U.S. Army Transportation Museum
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
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.
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!
Great museum with lots of history about transportation. Lots of vehicles to look at and very well designed layout. I spent about an hour here checking it out. And it's free!
One of my favorite museums. The best one in the area. Considering how good the Maritime Museum is that is saying a lot. They have all kinds of cool transportation artifacts. My favorites are the experimental ones like the rocket pack. A lot of mid-century futurism here.
Absolute wonderful place open to the public anyone can come see it