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U.S. Army Women's Museum

Address: 2100 Adams Avenue, Building P-5219, Fort Lee, VA 23801-2100
Phone Number: 804-734-4327
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Fort Lee
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: The U.S. Army Women's Museum is the only one in the world that tells the history and contributions...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The U.S. Army Women's Museum is the only one in the world that tells the history and contributions of women to the Army. The Army is the only branch of the U.S. Armed Forces to have a museum dedicated to preserving the history of women's service.The Museum serves as an educational institution, providing military history training and instruction to soldiers, veterans and the civilian community. The Museum has one of the most comprehensive and expansive collections in the world of primary and secondary documents pertaining to the history of U.S. Army women. 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 museum is open to the public.

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Newport News, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The US Army women’s museum and the Quartermaster's museum are right next to each other. As the name suggests, the museum was all about women’s role in the history of the Army. It was funny to see all the various uniforms women wore in the old days. One interesting exhibit was the one of the 6888th Postal Battalion. They were... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
62 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This women in the military museum is right next to the quartermaster museum and is kinda sad in that there is not much in there and the exhibits, like in the quartermaster museum look like they were done in the 1960's. There are some specific women highlighted, but most of these are way back when, like Clara Barton. It really... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Explains the varied roles of women in the US Army. Well worth seeing, adjacent to the Quartermaster museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

No one Keep a clean kitchen like a women Quartermaster. A kitchen without women is called a Mess Hall. Thank you ladies for your service and support.

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Trinity, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I was impressed with the displays at this museum. The life sized mannequins and creative scenes told the historical records with interest. Definitely not the same old museum type tour. There is a wonderful section for kids with coloring pages, workbooks and a dress up area filled with uniforms and hats that made for fun photos! No gift shop but... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
109 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My wife and I went here as part of a short drive from Richmond. There is no fee here, but since you are entering an army base make certain that you have id. Parking next to the site should not be a problem. My first impression of this occurred with the first exhibit-a film released by Walt Disney pertaining to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Well presented displays and exhibits, well thought out presentations. All of the exhibits are produced from the historical and contemporary context of the female Soldier. As noted, small, but extremely well done. Any female servicemember or anyone who cares about one would love a visit and definitely come away informed.

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Williamsburg
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The museum is set up to encompass all of U.S. Army history. The displays are well-done, including full size manniquins with faces made of molds from the real Soldier (i.e. SGT Hester, Silver Star recipient). All of the displays tell a story about historical events that women in the Army participated in. It's an excellent history lesson, and I highly... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This is a small museum but very well done and moving. There are wonderful WWII posters encouraging women to join the WACS and a memorial to the Army women who have died in Iraq and Iran. The changes in uniforms displayed and the tributes to memoriable women of the U.S. Army also make this a worthwhile hour or two. Free... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I went with my school for a field trip. It was amazing.

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