Getting there. Exit 250 and Fort Eustis is exactly 2 miles down the road. You can't miss it. Please note you are going onto a military base.
The musuem is just inside the front gate, near the entrance of the fort.
Parking is plentiful and free.
I would suggest doing the outside first and then the inside tour. The outside if full of 1950-1970's helicopters, planes, old school hummers, trains, and weird, strange items which actually some of them I don't even know what they are called, but it's so interesting to see them up close. These are fakes or replicas, these are the real deal, they are dated, but compared to the technology of today, it's amazing to see how far we've come. You can't touch or get inside most of the vechiles, but so are so huge, I doubt anyone would want to.
The inside tour goes from the 1940's up through Desert Storm stories. From mules to hubba-craft, the museums hit all angles of transportation spanning some 60 years. Museum has a 'rocketeer' backback, which is crazy to see up close. The musuem has a door off a hummer that got hit by a land mind in Desert Shield. On the outside of the door, it's tore up to no end. Bulletholes, the windows some 2-3 inches thick look like a jackhammer had been hitting it. On the inside of the door, it was spotless, no holes, just as perfect as it was built. Brilliant work. The best part, you could touch the door, feel the bulletholes, the shattered glass, the mere thought of an enemy trying to kill our solidiers. That door saved the lives American soldiers, and that is something to be proud of.
Museum would be great for ages 4-104 Yes, it's fun to see the land yachts, copters, trains but in the end it teaches everyone a valuable history lesson.
One might think by their website the tour would take about 15 minutes, but trust me, it's a solid hour and that is hustling along.
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