National Museum of the United States Army

National Museum of the United States Army Celebrating over 247 years of Army history and honoring our nation’s Soldiers. We are excited and anxious to hear from you.

This state-of-the-art facility will tell the history of the Army through the stories of bravery, innovation, service, and sacrifice of the American Soldier. While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you don't comply, your message w

ill be removed:

-We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization.

-We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.

-We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.

-You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the Department of the Army or Department of Defense. We truly believe this will help us to better tell the Army Story. Check here often for news and information, and throw us a note on our wall!

Today, we remember the 2,403 service members and civilians killed during the Japanese attack on   on the morning of Dec....
12/07/2023

Today, we remember the 2,403 service members and civilians killed during the Japanese attack on on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. Hundreds of Japanese planes released bombs and torpedoes onto the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy facilities with Japanese dive bombers and fighters reaching Hickam Field, the principal U.S. Army airfield and bomber base in Hawaii. The American flag that flew over Hickam Field suffered considerable damage during the attack. See a small piece of that flag on display in the Global War Gallery and learn more about that devastating day.

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/global-war/

TOMORROW: FREE GALLERY TALK Join us tomorrow at 12 p.m. as Molly Bompane, curator at the U.S. Army Heritage and Educatio...
12/06/2023

TOMORROW: FREE GALLERY TALK

Join us tomorrow at 12 p.m. as Molly Bompane, curator at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, discusses the important roles animals have played throughout U.S. Army history.

Virtual and in-person attendance options are available. Learn more and begin your free registration here: https://www.thenmusa.org/public-programs/gallery-talks/

While you're at the Museum, take a last look at the exhibit "LOYAL SERVICE: Working Dogs at War," featuring 16 wooden sculptures that symbolize the sacrifice of those special dogs serving alongside our military in war.

This traveling exhibit closes Jan. 8, 2024. Learn more and get your free Museum tickets here for the holiday season: https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/special-exhibition-gallery/

United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) | Visit Fairfax | US Army Military District of Washington | Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall | Army Historical Foundation

  in 1884, workers placed a 3,300-pound marble capstone on the Washington Monument and topped it with a nine-inch pyrami...
12/06/2023

in 1884, workers placed a 3,300-pound marble capstone on the Washington Monument and topped it with a nine-inch pyramid of cast aluminum.

Building this tribute to George Washington began in 1848 and experienced several construction delays due to funding disruptions and the Civil War. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took over construction in 1879, raising it from 150 feet to 555 feet in just five years.

Today, you can still see the slight color difference in the stones where the work began. That color change is also visible on the Washington Monument model inside the Army and Society Gallery where visitors can explore stories of Army engineering: https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/army-society/

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters | US Army Military District of Washington | Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall | Washington Monument

GO JOE!  the "G.I." in G.I. Joe stood for "government issue," a common colloquial term for U.S. Army Soldiers dating bac...
12/05/2023

GO JOE!

the "G.I." in G.I. Joe stood for "government issue," a common colloquial term for U.S. Army Soldiers dating back to ?

Following Mattel’s 1959 release of the popular Barbie fashion model doll, Hasbro's G.I. Joe became an iconic action figure based on what American Soldiers looked like in the 1960s. The original figure, as seen in the Army and Society Gallery, came with an "Army Manual and Equipment Manual" and adhesive stripes for his olive drab uniform and ID tag.

The modern action figure story began with this simple "movable fighting man" and hundreds of variations have followed.

See G.I. Joe in the Army and Society Gallery to inspire you to find the perfect gift this holiday season: https://www.thenmusa.org/visit/



U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command | U.S. Army Center of Military History | Hasbro

  in 1783, Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City, just days after Bri...
12/04/2023

in 1783, Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City, just days after British forces left American soil, officially ending the . Filled with great emotion, he told his officers: “With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.”

Washington departed for his journey home to Mount Vernon, stopping in Annapolis to meet the Continental Congress and to resign his commission. This act strengthened the presumption of civilian control of the military in the new nation, later enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

Washington returned to New York six years later as the first President of the United States.

See a large graphic depicting the evacuation of New York on Nov. 25, 1783, as you explore the history behind the battles and leaders of the American Revolution in the Founding the Nation Gallery: https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/founding-the-nation/

George Washington's Mount Vernon | Fraunces Tavern® Museum

You are probably going through your   and looking at all the great music you listened to this year. How about your favor...
12/03/2023

You are probably going through your and looking at all the great music you listened to this year. How about your favorite posts that you’ve seen on the National Museum of the United States Army? With hundreds of posts, there were many to choose from!

Here's our take on the year in review, highlighting the most shared and talked-about posts from 2023. We couldn't do it without you and we are looking forward to sharing more Museum content with you in 2024!

Visit the Museum this holiday season and make your own "Top 5" list.

www.thenmusa.org/visit

|

Mary Whyte | Virginia is for Lovers | US Army Military District of Washington | Visit Fairfax | U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center | McRib Locator

Gen. James Wilkinson's military career began during the   and continued through the  . Along the way to becoming the com...
12/02/2023

Gen. James Wilkinson's military career began during the and continued through the . Along the way to becoming the commanding general of the U.S. Army at the turn of the century, Wilkinson betrayed countless individuals to advance his career and finances. Former U.S. Army JAG Corps trial attorney and author Howard Cox picks apart Gen. Wilkinson's numerous misdeeds with the eye of an experienced investigator in his latest book, "American Traitor," focusing on how Wilkinson's corruption and espionage exposed the young country in the early years of the republic.

Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm ET. Learn more and register for this free virtual Book Talk here: https://www.thenmusa.org/public-programs/book-talks/

🚨 LAST LOOK FOR THE ART OF SOLDIERING EXHIBIT 🚨Make some time to check out “The Art of Soldiering” in the Special Exhibi...
12/01/2023

🚨 LAST LOOK FOR THE ART OF SOLDIERING EXHIBIT 🚨

Make some time to check out “The Art of Soldiering” in the Special Exhibition Gallery. This curated display includes a selection of powerful artwork by Soldiers, often of scenes only known to those who served in the U.S. Army.

Come see this amazing art alongside “LOYAL SERVICE: Working Dogs at War” before these special exhibits close on Jan. 8

Reserve your free Museum admission ticket today: https://www.thenmusa.org/visit/ -tickets

Visit Fairfax | Virginia is for Lovers | U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command | US Army Military District of Washington | Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall | Army Historical Foundation |

Sgt. Levi Gassett engraved this powder horn to commemorate his service during the   with the words, “Levi  Gaschet, His ...
11/30/2023

Sgt. Levi Gassett engraved this powder horn to commemorate his service during the with the words, “Levi Gaschet, His Horn, Novr Ye 30, 1775, Maid in Dorchester in Gage’s War."

Minutemen like Gassett provided their own equipment and often personalized it with engravings and drawings. "Gage's War" refers to Maj. Gen. Thomas Gage, the commander-in-chief of British forces in North America during the early years of the .

See this artifact and Gassett's in the Founding the Nation Gallery: https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/founding-the-nation/

Following the Wright brothers' success at their first flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., the U.S. Army challenged inventors to ...
11/29/2023

Following the Wright brothers' success at their first flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., the U.S. Army challenged inventors to provide an aircraft that would carry two individuals, fly 40 miles per hour and remain airborne for an hour. The result, Orville Wright and their Wright Flyer, successfully completed the Army test flights at Fort Myer, Va. in 1909 and the Army agreed to purchase the flyer for $30,000. The flyer was dubbed "Signal Corps No. 1" and became the Army’s first airplane.

Explore how the Wright brothers countered the problems of control and balance through experimentation to achieve success. Discover how the U.S. Army harnessed this new technology to improve readiness and how that technology impacted civilian life.

Wednesday, Dec. 6 and 13 at 12 p.m. with free in-person and virtual options. Learn more: https://www.thenmusa.org/public-programs/history-talks/

Visitors can see an exact reproduction of 1908 Wright Model A Flyer at the Museum and learn more about this Army story.

Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall

"I am an Army wife of 20 years and counting. 10 states, 3 kids, and 12 homes later, we are proudly serving alongside our...
11/28/2023

"I am an Army wife of 20 years and counting. 10 states, 3 kids, and 12 homes later, we are proudly serving alongside our Soldier. Our life has never been easy, but we wouldn't change a thing." - Museum Visitor, 2023.

Museum visitors are invited to leave a message at the “Army and You” kiosk in the Army and Society Gallery. This message is a perfect reminder of the important role that family plays in their Soldier’s life and as part of the larger Army family.

Discover more stories with a visit to the Museum - admission is free.

www.thenmusa.org/visit

| U.S. Army | U.S. Army Materiel Command | U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

In the next Gallery Talk, Molly Bompane, curator at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, will discuss the import...
11/27/2023

In the next Gallery Talk, Molly Bompane, curator at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, will discuss the important roles animals have played throughout U.S. Army history and their enduring relationships with Soldiers.

Thurs. Dec. 7 at 12 p.m. with virtual and in-person options. Learn more and begin your free register here: https://www.thenmusa.org/public-programs/gallery-talks/

United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)

Join us for seasonal specials and holiday treats during the first three Saturdays in December. Plan your   visit today!L...
11/26/2023

Join us for seasonal specials and holiday treats during the first three Saturdays in December. Plan your visit today!
Learn more here: https://www.thenmusa.org/holiday-happenings/

❄️HOLIDAY-THEMED VIRTUAL REALITY: Join “Santa’s Christmas Rush” and retrieve lost packages in Santa’s jet-powered sleigh, or jump into the “Glacier Race” to maneuver over frozen landscapes in an epic test of driving skills.

❄️SEASONAL DISCOUNTS AND MENU ITEMS: Enjoy special holiday treats in the café and do some holiday shopping at the Museum Store. Leave the baking to our catering team and take home a delicious seasonal pie for the whole family to enjoy.

🏈 GO ARMY, BEAT NAVY: Join us on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. for the watch party to cheer on the West Point - The U.S. Military Academy cadets as they face off against the United States Naval Academy midshipmen.

US Army Military District of Washington | Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall | Army Historical Foundation |

I-See-O was a Kiowa Indian Scout who served in the U.S. Army for nearly 50 years.  His service and diplomacy is credited...
11/26/2023

I-See-O was a Kiowa Indian Scout who served in the U.S. Army for nearly 50 years. His service and diplomacy is credited with saving the lives of many Soldiers, settlers and Native Americans. I-See-O was the last Kiowa Indian Scout to serve in the U.S. Army.

In honor of , Museum curator Sara Bowen examines I-See-O's ornate eagle feather bonnet that is on display in the Army and Society Gallery and shares the history behind its incredible craftsmanship.

In this episode, learn more about the life and career of the last known Kiowa Indian Scout to serve in the U.S. Army, 1st Sgt. I-See-O, and his intricate Eag...

U.S. Army Gen. George Washington and his freezing, ragged troops crossed the icy Delaware River on Christmas night in 17...
11/25/2023

U.S. Army Gen. George Washington and his freezing, ragged troops crossed the icy Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776, to surprise Hessian forces at Trenton. Ten days later, his crucial victory at Princeton, N.J. changed American fortunes in the from near hopeless to suddenly promising.

Join Museum educator, Dr. John Maass, for December's Battle Brief and learn how Washington defeated their British and Hessian enemies in three battles that marked a major turning point in the war and helped lead to American independence seven years later.

Battle Brief - Ten Crucial Days: The Trenton/Princeton Campaign, 1776-77.
Tuesdays, Dec. 5 and 12 with free virtual and in-person sessions available. Learn more and register here:
https://www.thenmusa.org/public-programs/battle-briefs/

Twelfth   and career U.S. Army Soldier Zachary Taylor was born   in 1784 in Barboursville, Va. Taylor saw service as a y...
11/24/2023

Twelfth and career U.S. Army Soldier Zachary Taylor was born in 1784 in Barboursville, Va. Taylor saw service as a young officer during the at the Siege of Fort Harrison and the Battle of Credit Island. He later served during the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War and the Mexican-American War where he became a national hero for victories at Palo Alto, Monterrey and Buena Vista.

His popularity set the stage for a successful 1848 U.S. presidential campaign with running mate Millard Fillmore. Taylor officially retired from the Army as a major general in 1849. He served as the President of the United States from March 1849 until July 1850 when he died suddenly from a stomach disease.

Explore more on our website: https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/soldiers-stories/

This Cheyenne quiver was obtained in the 1870s in the Dakota Territory during the Great Sioux War by then-Lt. George A. ...
11/24/2023

This Cheyenne quiver was obtained in the 1870s in the Dakota Territory during the Great Sioux War by then-Lt. George A. Dodd. According to Dodd, the arrows were dipped in rattlesnake venom and he would sear the arrows in a hot flame to remove the venom.

Dodd retired as a Brig. Gen. in 1916 having served in conflicts in the American West as well as the Spanish-American War and Philippine-American War.

See this artifact on display in the Preserving the Nation Gallery:
https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/preserving-the-nation/

| U.S. Army

 ! The Museum is open to visitors today from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with FREE admission. Stretch your legs before or after your...
11/23/2023

! The Museum is open to visitors today from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with FREE admission. Stretch your legs before or after your big meal and create new traditions.

Looking for somewhere to entertain your little ones? Come to the Museum for a FREE story time and activity!This new 30-m...
11/22/2023

Looking for somewhere to entertain your little ones? Come to the Museum for a FREE story time and activity!

This new 30-minute Tiny Troops program opens with a read-aloud story followed by an activity or craft. Stay longer and make new friends in Fort Discover.

The next Tiny Troops story time is Friday, November 24 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Explore this and more free family activities here: https://www.thenmusa.org/public-programs/family-activities/

U.S. Army | Visit Fairfax | US Army Military District of Washington | Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall | Army Historical Foundation |

REMINDER  - HAPPENING TOMORROW!The final history talk exploring the commitment, challenges and bravery of Native America...
11/21/2023

REMINDER - HAPPENING TOMORROW!

The final history talk exploring the commitment, challenges and bravery of Native American Soldiers during is tomorrow at 12 p.m. with free in-person and virtual attendance options.

Register here: https://www.thenmusa.org/public-programs/history-talks/

Col. Bolton Miller wore this muskrat fur arctic cap while working on the Alaska-Canada Highway project. The project, con...
11/20/2023

Col. Bolton Miller wore this muskrat fur arctic cap while working on the Alaska-Canada Highway project. The project, constructed under the direction of the , carved over 1,500 miles of roadway through cold, inhospitable terrain, creating a strategic line of communications and supply connecting the contiguous United States to Alaska across Canada. The highway played a key role in defending the North American mainland from a potential Japanese invasion following the attack on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands in June 1942.

The pioneer road completed by U.S. Army and civilian workers underwent several revisions to make it passable by vehicles the following year. The Alaska Highway opened for civilian and non-military use in 1948 and is today part of British Columbia’s Highway 97, Yukon Highway 1 and Alaska Route 2.

Visit the Army and Society Gallery and discover more stories about the Army's role in creating civilian infrastructure still used today. https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/army-society/

Edward Everett opened the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg with a two-hour oration. President...
11/19/2023

Edward Everett opened the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg with a two-hour oration. President Abraham Lincoln followed with a two-minute speech that became known as one of the most seminal speeches ever made by an American president in 1863.

The "Gettysburg Address" is a brief yet somber reflection of the 23,000 U.S. Army casualties of the three-day battle.

"That these dead shall not have died in vain," a quote from Lincoln’s address, is featured in the Preserving the Nation Gallery. Plan your free visit to the Museum and imagine yourself there on that fateful day.

https://www.thenmusa.org/visit/

Renowned White Mountain chief Sgt. William Alchesay joined the U.S. Army in 1872 as an Indian Scout serving alongside th...
11/18/2023

Renowned White Mountain chief Sgt. William Alchesay joined the U.S. Army in 1872 as an Indian Scout serving alongside the regular cavalry. As a scout, Alchesay guided his fellow Soldiers through unfamiliar territory and famously negotiated with Chiricahua Apache Chief Geronimo to surrender in 1886. He later received the for gallant conduct during that campaign.

Read his full story and others in the Museum’s : https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibits/soldiers-stories

The U.S. Army's Field Artillery branch traces its lineage back to Nov. 17, 1775, when the Continental Congress elected H...
11/17/2023

The U.S. Army's Field Artillery branch traces its lineage back to Nov. 17, 1775, when the Continental Congress elected Henry Knox as the “Colonel of the Regiment of Artillery.” Col. Knox left Washington’s camp outside of Boston immediately to retrieve cannons at Fort Ticonderoga, New York to help drive British forces out of Boston.

Selecting nearly 60 individual pieces, Knox and his men dragged nearly 60 tons of equipment across 300 miles of New England snow and frozen rivers using sleds pulled by oxen to the outskirts of the city. The “noble train of artillery” promised by Knox broke the siege in early March, forcing British troops to evacuate to Nova Scotia two weeks later.

Happy Birthday United States Army Field Artillery School!

See a depiction of Knox’s sled carrying a 6-pounder gun through the cold New England wilderness in the Founding the Nation Gallery: https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/founding-the-nation/

  your favorite fast food sandwich began with the U.S. Army?The "McRib" that we know and love from fast food lore is als...
11/16/2023

your favorite fast food sandwich began with the U.S. Army?

The "McRib" that we know and love from fast food lore is also known as "Menu 16: Rib Shaped Barbecue Flavor Pork Patty," developed at Natick using a food processing technique to restructure meat. Even if it's off the menu right now, the memory of that delicious pork patty will always be in our hearts (and stomachs).
| U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center | McRib Locator

Discover more interesting facts and information in the Army and Society Gallery about the Army's connections with American life: https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/army-society/

The Corps of Discovery was the U.S. Army’s first diplomatic mission.Examine primary sources to learn more about the crew...
11/15/2023

The Corps of Discovery was the U.S. Army’s first diplomatic mission.

Examine primary sources to learn more about the crew, American Indian culture, and the natural landscape. Discover the mission’s lasting impacts and consequences for the Army, the nation, and the American Indians who inhabited the land in this interesting and informative virtual field trip on the Corps of Discovery.

Watch the full video on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe to get the latest updates on U.S. Army content at the Museum!

The Corps of Discovery was the U.S. Army’s first diplomatic mission. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark received orders from President Thomas Jefferson to ex...

“This was shocking. This was overwhelming noise. You couldn't hear yourself think.”- Joe Galloway, during an NPR Intervi...
11/14/2023

“This was shocking. This was overwhelming noise. You couldn't hear yourself think.”- Joe Galloway, during an NPR Interview with Terry Gross, 1992

In 1965, UPI News Agency journalist Joseph Galloway embedded with the 7th Cavalry to cover the early conflicts in Vietnam. The Battle of Ia Drang, also known as the Battle of LZ X-Ray, became the first major confrontation between the U.S. Army and North Vietnamese forces in 1965. Thirty-three years later, Galloway was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his heroic actions during that ferocious battle.

The Vietnam War was the first time that extensive and uncensored media coverage, especially on television, gave the public an unprecedented view of the fighting. A display in the Cold War Gallery explores the fraught relationship between the media and the military and includes several artifacts from war correspondents.

1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry “Garry Owen” | 1st Cavalry Division

See this history for yourself in the Cold War Gallery: https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/cold-war/

Enjoy late afternoon access to the Museum with additional modifications to provide visitors a more sensory-friendly envi...
11/13/2023

Enjoy late afternoon access to the Museum with additional modifications to provide visitors a more sensory-friendly environment. Anxiety coping devices, hands-on education opportunities and docent-led tours will be available.

Learn more and register online to secure your spot for the free At Ease accessibility program on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 4-6 p.m. thenmusa.org/visit/accessibility

U.S. Army Cannoneers from Battery D, 105th Field Artillery Regiment, marked the end of World War I, the first Armistice ...
11/11/2023

U.S. Army Cannoneers from Battery D, 105th Field Artillery Regiment, marked the end of World War I, the first Armistice Day, by raising a flag near Etraye, France, on Nov. 11, 1918. President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation changing the name of the legal holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954. The original honoring the living veterans of has transformed into , a holiday inclusive of all military service members of all eras.

Join us at the Museum to recognize all veterans with special activities planned for today and throughout the weekend.

See a full schedule of free events here: https://www.thenmusa.org/veterans-day-2023/

The Museum’s   observance and activities are underway! See the full schedule here of free activities honoring the servic...
11/11/2023

The Museum’s observance and activities are underway! See the full schedule here of free activities honoring the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans: www.thenmusa.org/veterans-day-2023

Veterans also will receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store and Museum Café today through Sunday, Nov. 12. Shop for U.S. Army and Museum gear for yourself or start your holiday shopping early.

On this   we say thank you to all who have stepped forward in selfless service to our nation. It is a privilege to honor...
11/11/2023

On this we say thank you to all who have stepped forward in selfless service to our nation. It is a privilege to honor the American Soldier every day at the Museum and ensure that the service and sacrifice of our veterans is not forgotten.

Thank you to veterans from all military branches for your service to the United States of America. Please join us in sharing a special thank you and a salute to our veterans.

www.thenmusa.org/veterans-day-2023

| U.S. Army | U.S. Army Reserve | National Guard

  activities begin TODAY at the Museum and continue through the weekend to celebrate our nation’s veterans! See a full s...
11/10/2023

activities begin TODAY at the Museum and continue through the weekend to celebrate our nation’s veterans! See a full schedule of free events here: www.thenmusa.org/veterans-day-2023



Fort Belvoir | Visit Fairfax

   !  the names of six U.S. Marines are included on the Army Medal of Honor Wall in the Museum’s rooftop garden? Five  r...
11/10/2023

!

the names of six U.S. Marines are included on the Army Medal of Honor Wall in the Museum’s rooftop garden? Five received both the Army and Navy for gallantry while their Marine units were under U.S. Army command. One Marine received the from the Secretary of War and was thus given the Army rather than the naval design. All six were awarded for their actions during .

Look for the names of Sgt. Louis Cukela, Gunnery Sgt. Fred W. Stockham, Sgt. Matej Kocak, Gunnery Sgt. Charles F. Hoffman, Pvt. John Kelly and Corporal John H. Pruitt alongside the over 2,400 Army Soldier names etched on the Medal of Honor Wall.

Enjoy exploring two of the best museums in the national capital region when you visit the National Museum of the United States Army and the National Museum of the Marine Corps, just down the road!

| National Museum of the Marine Corps | U.S. Marine Corps

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/medal-of-honor-experience/

  34 years ago, crowds of Germans began dismantling the Berlin Wall during the night — bringing a symbolic end to the al...
11/09/2023

34 years ago, crowds of Germans began dismantling the Berlin Wall during the night — bringing a symbolic end to the almost 30-year Cold War. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters removed this section of the Berlin Wall from Potsdamer Platz and it is now on display in the Changing War Gallery.

Discover more about U.S. Army history through artifacts like this when you make a free visit to the Museum this weekend: nmusa.org/visit

| U.S. Army Europe and Africa

Soldiers of the 7th Field Artillery Battalion carried this U.S. flag into battle during Operation Torch as part of the A...
11/08/2023

Soldiers of the 7th Field Artillery Battalion carried this U.S. flag into battle during Operation Torch as part of the Allied invasion of North Africa which began in 1942.

The battalion lived up to their motto, “Never Broken by Hardship or Battle,” when with this flag, they continued forward into proceeding campaigns and engagements in Sicily, Normandy, and Europe during .

See this artifact in the Global War Gallery and learn more about the U.S. Army's engagements in the combined European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters: https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/global-war/

| 1-7 Field Artillery U.S. Army Center of Military History | United States Army Field Artillery School

Thank you to WETA and   for taking your viewers for a look inside the National Army Museum. It's an honor to join a vibr...
11/07/2023

Thank you to WETA and for taking your viewers for a look inside the National Army Museum. It's an honor to join a vibrant arts and culture community and to share U.S. Army history through .

ArtsFairfax | Visit Fairfax | Army Historical Foundation

In 2020, the Washington area welcomed a new museum that had been in the works for over 20 years. Located at Fort Belvoir, the National Museum of the United S...

"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!" Long before he won the 1840 presidential election under this unofficial campaign slogan, Wil...
11/07/2023

"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!"

Long before he won the 1840 presidential election under this unofficial campaign slogan, William Henry Harrison earned notoriety during the battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. The then-Indiana-Territory governor fought valiantly in the famed battle despite leaving the 14 years before to pursue politics.

Harrison resumed his Army service as a major general during the War of 1812 and later served briefly as the ninth President of the United States alongside Vice President and former U.S. Army Captain John Tyler. Harrison died in 1841 after a short illness.

Tippecanoe County Historical Association

Explore more on the Museum website: https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/soldiers-stories/

The Springfield Armory in Massachusetts manufactured this Model 1855 Rifle-Musket in the mid-nineteenth century. The 185...
11/06/2023

The Springfield Armory in Massachusetts manufactured this Model 1855 Rifle-Musket in the mid-nineteenth century. The 1855 Model was the most readily-used rifle in the Union and Confederate armies until the distribution of the Springfield Model 1861 became more widespread.

This Model 1855 Rifle-Musket on display in the Preserving the Nation Gallery has a permanently affixed bayonet from the aftermath of the Gettysburg battlefield.

Join Gettysburg National Military Park Ranger, historian and author Troy Harman as he discusses his new interpretation of Lee’s 1863 campaign into the North in his latest book, "All Roads Lead to Gettysburg." Harman argues that the battle of Gettysburg was entirely predictable and perhaps inevitable.

Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Virtual. Learn more and register for these free events today: https://www.thenmusa.org/public-programs/book-talks/

U.S. Army |

The distinctive coat of arms and regimental insignia of the U.S. Army 10th Cavalry Regiment is a testament to the unit's...
11/04/2023

The distinctive coat of arms and regimental insignia of the U.S. Army 10th Cavalry Regiment is a testament to the unit's rich and storied history.

The African American “Buffalo Soldiers” were named by American Indians during the wars and conflicts of the late 19th century. The buffalo, or American bison, sitting atop the shield faces left and represents the unit’s fearless journey across America’s western plains.

| 4th Infantry Division | 1st Cavalry Division

Explore the contributions of Buffalo Soldiers in the 10th Cavalry in the Preserving the Nation Gallery: https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/preserving-the-nation/

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND | ONE WEEK AWAYCheck out all the free events at the Museum honoring Veterans Day this Saturday and ...
11/04/2023

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND | ONE WEEK AWAY

Check out all the free events at the Museum honoring Veterans Day this Saturday and throughout the weekend: www.thenmusa.org/veterans-day-2023

| U.S. Army | Virginia is for Lovers | Visit Fairfax | US Army Military District of Washington | Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall

Address

1775 Liberty Drive
Fort Belvoir, VA
22060

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+18005062672

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when National Museum of the United States Army posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to National Museum of the United States Army:

Videos

Share

Category

AMERICA’S ARMY MUSEUM

In 1814, with the War of Independence still fresh in the minds of Americans and the War of 1812 still being waged, Congress enacted legislation directing the Secretary of War, the precursor of today’s Secretary of Defense, to gather symbols of combat from the young nation’s military struggles. The British invasion of Washington, and the subsequent burning of the White House and many other federal buildings would occur just four months later. Such was the start, some 200 years ago of what is now the National Museum of the United States Army.

As the Army’s national landmark, the National Army Museum is an enduring effort to tell the Army’s story and honor the accomplishments, sacrifices and commitment of American Soldiers.

The Museum is the first comprehensive and truly national museum to capture, display and interpret over 240 years of Army history. The Museum brings to life that history in times of war and peace as told through the eyes of Soldiers.

The Museum also offers educational experiences illustrating the Army’s role in building and defending our nation, humanitarian missions and technological and medical breakthroughs built on Army ingenuity.