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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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Great Museum!

So many items to look at, very nice set up. Learned so much! Great exhibits inside and out. Such a great variety!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toni T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many items to look at, very nice set up. Learned so much! Great exhibits inside and out. Such a great variety!

Thank Toni T
Ann Arbor,Michigan USA
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76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Personal bias: I work for a truck parts company who supplies the military... and am involved with commercial logistics. So, I appreciate what it takes to supply the warrior. And my interest level is unusual. This museum does a great job of showing the role of transport/ logistics in the history of the Army, They start at the beginning of... More 

Thank bpritts
Yorktown, Virginia
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82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful site especially in heat of summer and chill of winter. Great history pieces that offers insight to military vastness that seldom receives just exposure. No cost, free parking and admission. Military vets provide docents knowledge a plus.

Thank donpipes
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

the first jeeps (though they weren't called that), landing craft, trains, humvees, helicopters, wagons -- whatever it takes to move troops and their gear -- that's what you'll find here. Walk the grounds to see the equipment. Tour the museum to learn more. An army may travel on its stomache, but without wheels, rails, rotors, and boats, a modern army... More 

Thank zethus57
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Taking grandchildren for a weekend out and about this is an educational outing. For the military minded people who would like to see how the military was before technology invaded the world,this a look back at yesterday's means of military transportation. It's extremely important for our children and grandchildren to have an understanding of what America was like before 911.... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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 

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Newport News, Virginia
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25 reviews
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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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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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

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