The U.S. Army Engineer Museum is a federal museum, chartered through the United States Army. We offer a variety of gallery displays including: the development of American Army engineering equipment, topographic engineering, landmine warfare, tactical bridging, special weapons, and much more.
History of the Museum
Artifacts have been used to support instruction at the U.S. Army Engineer School since 1868. A small office in the Department of Instruction maintained these artifacts. In 1920, the artifact collection was moved to a new facility and opened to the public. In 1953, the Engineer Museum was formally recognized by the Department of the Army. In 1989, the Engineer Museum moved from Fort Belvoir, Virginia to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Today the Engineer Museum has over 10,000 square feet of galleries that present the history of the Army Corps of Engineers from the American Revolution to the modern era.
Visiting the Museum
Education is always FREE at the museum; admission, tours, and programs.
Closed on Sundays and Federal Holidays
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
From Interstate 44, take exit 161 and head south on Missouri Blvd; this will take you to the front gate of Fort Leonard Wood. Continue straight on Missouri Ave. At North Dakota Ave, the road name will change to Constitution. Continue straight until you reach South Dakota (the T-intersection). Make a left on South Dakota. The Museum Complex is the second building on the left (just before the first light).
Gate Access: Visit the Installation Access Information page for the latest information, https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/my-fort/visitors-access
Accessibility: The Army Engineer Museum is committed to providing an enjoyable museum experience for all of its visitors. The museum is wheelchair accessible throughout its lobby and exhibit spaces and its bathrooms are ADA compliant. There are no stairs to negotiate. For more information, please contact the museum at (573) 596-2549.
Request for Information/Research Visits
The Engineer Museum maintains a small archive related to the history of U.S. Army engineering and Army material culture.
The archives are located within the U.S. Army Engineer Museum. They are free and open to the public by appointment only. Should you choose to visit the Museum to conduct your own research or to learn more about the establishment, please let us know in your inquiry so we can staff accordingly.
Engineer Branch History: A 60 minute class that explores the proud history of the Army Corps of Engineers and role the Engineers played in the success of the Army.
History of the Noncommissioned Officer: A 60 minute class that explores the role of the NCO in the Army's history and how tactics and technology affected that role. Students can view historic NCO chevrons which date from the Civil War thru the modern era.
Using Military History to Improve unit performance: This class is limited to 40 students per session. A 90 minute class (depending on the discussion it can last 2 hours) that teaches small unit leaders how to use historic vignettes. It discuss the psychological and sociological reasons why military history can be a powerful tool to influence soldier behavior and improve unit performance. It shows leaders where to find historic vignettes, how and when to use them, and provides additional resources.
Bring your group in to explore the exhibits at your own pace. You can request a scavenger hunt sheet at the museum’s information desk to enhance your visit.
Guided tours are limited to Military units, Engineer School courses, and Engineer Veteran groups. Call or email the museum to arrange your tour.
Contact the museum at (573)-573-2549 or send us an email. Or, you can mail a request to:
U.S. Army Engineer Museum
14296 S. Dakota Ave.
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Articles and Brochures
- Clearing Naples Harbor 35th Engineer Regiment in World War One 500th Engineer Company in Vietnam
- History of Engineer Forestry Operations
- Engineer Atomic Demolition Munition Program
- Where can I find information on the Army Corp of Engineers?
- How can I find my service records?
- Where can I find more Army history?
- Can I take picture while going through the Museum's galleries?
Photography is allowed in the Museum's galleries, however, flash photography is prohibited.
- How can I contact the gift shop?
Call them at (573) 329-3203 or visit their website at https://armyengineer.com/store/
US Army Engineer Museum
14296 South Dakota Ave
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Phone: 573 596-2549