The U.S. Army Women's Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to Army women. The Museum honors women's contributions to the Army from the Revolutionary War to the present, telling their stories with interactive exhibits and videos throughout the gallery, as well as film presentations in our theater. The museum originated in 1955 as the Women's Army Corps Museum which was located at Fort McClellan, AL until it was moved to Fort Lee, and reopened in May 2001.
The U.S. Army Women's Museum serves as an educational institution, providing military history training and instruction to soldiers, veterans and the civilian community. The museum is the custodian and repository of artifacts and archival material pertaining to the service of women across all branches and organizations of the U.S. Army from inception to the present day. The museum collects, preserves, manages, interprets and exhibits these unique artifacts as a means to provide training and educational outreach.
The U.S. Army Women’s Museum is a fully accredited museum by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).
Visiting the Museum
Closed on Federal Holidays
Training Support Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00A – 4:30P
Fort Lee, VA 23801
The history of women’s contributions to the Army reveals an intricate relationship between the Army, women and American society. There is a correlation, demonstrated through historical examples, that illustrates how change occurs regarding women’s roles in the Army. When the Army had an institutional need, societal norms dictated if and how women could fulfill the requirement, and women had to be willing to answer the call. These three elements, much like cogs in a wheel, can move in different directions and at alternating speeds, but all three elements must be present to affect change. This is the overarching that runs through the museum’s exhibits.