On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army opened its doors to the public.
Located in Fort Belvoir, Virginia—just outside of D.C.—the new museum tells the long history of the U.S. Army since its establishment in 1775. It’s a joint effort between the U.S. Army—providing the infrastructure and exhibit work—and the Army Historical Foundation—providing private funds to construct the building.
“The National Museum of the United States Army is designed to tell the compelling and heroic stories of our people and take visitors on an exciting journey through the history of the U.S. Army as told through the American Soldiers’ point of view,” James McConville, chief of staff of the Army, said in a statement.
The museum features an Experiential Learning Center, providing visitors of all ages a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on, educational and team-building activities in a variety of learning areas, including geography, science, technology, engineering and math.
Featured exhibits at the moment include Soldier’s Stories, Global War, Preserving the Nation and more.
Museum tickets are FREE, but with a timed entry to keep things safe. To learn more, head to thenmusa.org.
Photo courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Army.