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U.S. Army Women's Museum

2100 Adams Avenue, Building P-5219, Fort Lee, VA 23801-2100
804-734-4327
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Ranked #2 of 2 attractions in Fort Lee
Type: Military Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Trinity, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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106 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

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

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Clearwater, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

I have been to this museum many times and find that each time something new has been added. It does a wonderful job of of showing how far women have come in the Army. It is a museum that everyone should see, It does the women who served proud to see that such care has been taken to tell there... More

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Hopewell, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

The world's only museum dedicated to Army women. This is a great museum for young and old, men and women. I promise you won't be disappointed. A must visit.

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

A real jewel--provides a wonderful museum experience for both children and adults! The museum traces the history of women and the Army throughout our nation's history and has contemporary exhibits, as well. You can get additional info on exhibits, if you wish, through smartphone apps. Children can try on Army uniforms from different eras! The staff is very friendly and... More

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Richmond, Indiana
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Having been with the Navy during Vietnam, this was an amazing museum to see. It is a learning experience for many and for others, like myself, many memories of a time that was very difficult for alot of us. You have to see this museum, especially, if you are a women. Don't miss out!

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