Know Your Military

Guide to U.S. Military Museums

Sept. 21, 2018

There are hundreds of military and war museums in the U.S. and abroad, offering opportunities to learn about our history and celebrate the men and women who served this nation. Visit the links below to find more museums around the country. 

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Currently under construction, this museum will provide the only comprehensive portrayal of U.S. Army history and traditions. The National Army Museum will be located on 84 acres at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Find more Army museums here.
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Located near the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, this museum features interactive exhibits that surround visitors with artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action. Find more Marine Corps museums here.
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This museum features exhibits and artwork on different navigational tools used by the Navy as well as artifacts captured during naval operations. Find more Navy museums here.
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Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, this museum, the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world, features a collection of aircraft used throughout the history of the Air Force. Find more Air Force and aviation museums here.
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Located on the campus of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, this museum features artifacts from the nearly 230-year history of the Coast Guard.
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Located in Washington, D.C., this is the first and only national museum dedicated to telling the story of 375 years of National Guard history.