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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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Free family fun

We go as a family about once every two years. Very interesting. As an army veteran of the 90's + I enjoy remenissing over the by gone army. Especially the vehicles located on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Yorktown, Virginia
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Yorktown, Virginia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go as a family about once every two years. Very interesting. As an army veteran of the 90's + I enjoy remenissing over the by gone army. Especially the vehicles located on either side of the museum, outside. Admission is free, they do have a donation box at the exit. Inside is a small gift shop; no food. I... More 

Thank Wiggles-York
Manassas, VA
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497 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in the history of Army transportation, this would be a very interesting museum. There are many exhibits throughout the history of our Army and many exhibits to see. However, for younger enthusiasts, it requires endless reading. There are many trains and other vehicles outside that you can go near and look at. Overall, if you are... More 

Thank TravelerTP
Paxton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was absolutely incredible. We found it by the highway signs and went there because we had time to kill. It was worth it in every way. The amount of displays they have here is incredible and you could easily spend your whole day reading all of the plaques. It is well laid out and they have ALOT of... More 

Thank nf01612
Newport News, Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

First visit to the museum, really to check out a new display set up after Iraqi Freedom that included a family member. Very moving memorials along with the history through the years. Self guided, easy going, take all of the time you want. It is on a US Army post so entrance may be restricted those with an ID card... More 

Thank Chuck S
Norfolk, Virginia
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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The museum is easily reached after taking a moment to pass through the visitors entrance to Ft. Eustis. The numerous exhibits detail the remarkable achievements of the US Army through the ages vis a vis moving the immense amounts of material and troops needed to support combat. Everything from horse drawn carts, shipping, trains, trucks, and air transport is covered.... More 

Thank Barry H
Muskegon, Michigan
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269 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Went here years ago, this time with my adult son. The displays were very well done and really provided a fun way to learn about an awesome subject. The museum has a vast collection of Army Transportation vehicles including wheeled vehicles, fixed wing and rotary aircraft, tracked and rail vehicles and even experimental vehicles. We had a great time walking... More 

Thank snipe49445
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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138 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

Thank HuskerCob
Butte, Montana
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112 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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