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U.S. Army Transportation Museum

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Address: 300 Washington Blvd., Besson Hall, Fort Eustis, Newport News, VA 23604
Phone Number:
+1 757-878-1115
09:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Very, very well done!

After checking in through the visitors lane at the main gate, I found myself all alone wandering through the incredibly through and detailed museum! There were so many displays... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

After checking in through the visitors lane at the main gate, I found myself all alone wandering through the incredibly through and detailed museum! There were so many displays that I could have easily spent more than the 2 hours I was there. There was so much information that I had to pick and choose what I really wanted to... More 

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Butte, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I loved that the exhibits are set up chronologically in terms of the different wars/conflicts our troups took part in! We found the information very interesting and helpful, and the exhibits were tasteful and well-placed.

Thank lizardgeek
Newport News, VA
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I enjoy taking the children to the museum. It is interesting to see all the different types of vehicles and best of all it is free! I love having this little gem close to home so we can make it a stop in a rotation of things to keep from the "Im bored" blues.

Thank menmike1224
Raleigh, North Carolina
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96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

While visiting Williamsburg, we took a 30 min. drive south to Newport News to visit the Army Transportation Museum. The museum is great! I recommend visiting it as a break from Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. The museum is in chronological order and explains why many of the Army's vehicles are the way they are. I have never seen such... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The museum is on the Fort Eustis military base. Adults will need military id or some other form of identification. Make sure there is nothing harmful in your vehicle because they complete a vehicle inspection for everyone's safety. The museum categorizes the transportation by year/military initiative. If you like detail, this place provides it. If you are a skimmer like... More 

Thank Karen F
Hacks Neck
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Museum is fantastic especialy if you are fan of the US Army having served myself I foud the display to bring back many fond memories of my tour of duty. There is a great collection to view and enjoy.

Thank Wolfgang C
Newport News, Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great place, my young kids loved it and it's bigger than i thought inside. I would go many more times

Thank Nicole C
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Wow, who knew what was inside this place? I have driven past this museum so many times and always wondered what was inside but never made a stop. I finally decided to stop and take a peak inside. I was so surprised to find so much history. The displays are very detailed and the staff was very nice. I will... More 

Thank Michael M
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Really nice collection of somewhat rare prototype equipment and some history to see, including a flying Banana, Sherman tank and some nice old rail pieces, really nice place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great history, diverse collections and perfect price (free/donations). Hot day so did outside sights first. Inside, so much info it couldn't all be taken in. 15 yr old enjoyed and even let me take a few pictures of him. Was only few visitors (Sunday). Thank you men & women who serve/served our country.

1 Thank Elissa M

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