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U.S. Army Women's Museum

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Address: 2100 Adams A Avenue, Building P-5219, Fort Lee, VA 23801-2100
Phone Number:
18047344327
Today
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The U.S. Army Women's Museum is the only one in the world that tells the...

The U.S. Army Women's Museum is the only one in the world that tells the history and contributions of women to the Army. The Army is the only branch of the U.S. Armed Forces to have a museum dedicated to preserving the history of women's service.The Museum serves as an educational institution, providing military history training and instruction to soldiers, veterans and the civilian community. The Museum has one of the most comprehensive and expansive collections in the world of primary and secondary documents pertaining to the history of U.S. Army women. The museum is the custodian and repository of artifacts and archival material pertaining to the service of women across all branches and organizations of the U.S. Army from inception to the present day. The museum collects, preserves, manages, interprets and exhibits these unique artifacts as a means to provide training and educational outreach.The museum is open to the public.

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Wonderful Experience Indeed

My mom and I got the opportunity to visit this museum on August 4 2016 and I was impressed. Being prior military myself,I had no idea such a museum existed show casing women and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
Kathy K
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Colonial Heights, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The museum is very small and has a nice collection of women's history but it lacks so MUCH of women's military history. I understand the size of the facility restricts the ability to display memorabilia but with as much money that Fort Lee spends on some non-sense projects or Army birthday celebrations, they should invest more money on this museum.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My mom and I got the opportunity to visit this museum on August 4 2016 and I was impressed. Being prior military myself,I had no idea such a museum existed show casing women and the roles they played in the military even before I thought about joining which I did in 1978. . As I walked around taking note of... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This US Army museum is the only museum that I know of that is dedicated to women who have served in the US Army. It traces the history of women in the Army from the Revolution to the present. Starts with a sort film and has a series iof exhibits showing the history of women's service in the uS Army.... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a very well maintained facility with a large amount or memorabilia and beautiful,displays. I highly recommend an afternoon spent here.

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Erie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is the only Woman's only museum dedicated to those who served in the U S Army, Woman's Army Corps. There are so many items and displays. However the one that most struck me was a tree in lobby with name tags of deceased women who gave their all in The War on Terror.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I walked out of the Quartermaster's Museum and right next door was one I never knew existed- the Army Woman's Museum. Very informative on the role females have played from the very beginnings of Army history and a lot of detail on the WAC or Woman's Army Corps. I learned a lot. Also VERY kid friendly! There are some props... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great overview of the role women have played during war time. Women were originally called "hello girls" for their work answering and handling switch boards. This museum follows their expanding role in the armed services. If you have a daughter, she needs to see this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

This was such a pleasant surprise. A wonderful learning experience. We all thoroughly enjoyed this. If you get a chance go. The people working there was great also

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Tooele, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

We went here at the end of BOLC and the presentation the museum employees gave use was very interesting. What was interesting was that a lot of the males of the class (which far outnumbered the females) treated it like a joke. I don't know why...I learned so much. It really goes to show how important a museum like this... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

So great to see women in the Army get the recognition they deserve. I had the pleasure to enjoy the museam when it was at Ft. McClellan, AL while at basic training. What they have done with it here is great.

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