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U.S. Army Transportation Museum

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Address: 300 Washington Blvd., Besson Hall, Fort Eustis, Newport News, VA 23604
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+1 757-878-1115
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great Museum!! A Must See!

A hidden gem!! A little off of the beaten path. No crowd and it is free. Smithsonian quality museum of everything the Army has used for transportation from the beginning with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 19, 2015
Ron H
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem!! A little off of the beaten path. No crowd and it is free. Smithsonian quality museum of everything the Army has used for transportation from the beginning with horses and wagons, to trains, trucks, jeeps, rocket packs, hover craft, amphibious vehicles, helicopters and more.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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495 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you get the opportunity take the side trip to Fort Eustis to walk the grounds of this museum. Many years of aviation, land and sea history on display.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

If you love military vehicles this is the place for you! They have a great selection of vehicles outside including amphibious vehicles which were larger than I thought! They also had jeeps, trucks, planes, trains, and assorted experimental vehicles. The museum was very good as well and went from colonial times to iraqi freedom. They do inspect your vehicle, as... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2015

This museum is not given enough justice. We went thinking we'd spend an hour or so... 4hours later - we are trying to quickly get through the outdoor static displays (air/water/land vehicles) before they closed! This museum is NOT just for military buffs, but for all! Where else are you going to see a tugboat, hovercraft car, jet pack, flying... More 

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Thank Porthos7
Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2015

Allow plenty of time to see both the inside and outside displays. Several interactive displays let's the kids get a feel for the transportation system..

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm at Ft. Eustis all the time and have shown the museum to a number of friends. It's always worthwhile and I've always loved it. Being a history buff also helps lol Michael

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a GREAT museum, but it's hard to get to because it's at Fort Eustis and you have to go through security to get there. Well worth it, just an fyi take your information with you.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2015

Fort Eustis is a limited access post. You have to stop at the guard house near the gate. Just tell them you want to visit the museum and they will issue you a visitors pass. We go to a lot of aviation and transportation museums and this has turned out to be my favorite. We actually walked around twice. If... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2014

A pretty interesting place to look over even if you are not military. Went with my brother-in-law and my sister to check it out and they have a lot of vehicles in here as well as what was used before there was mechanized transport. The building and outside displays are a little tired looking, but the dioramas are good and... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2014

This ArmyTransportation Museum was a very nice surprise to find. I was in the area for a baseball camp with my son- not needing to see him do baseball drills for the 100th time I went looking for something to do. This is a museum that I truely enjoyed!! It is located on an active army base so you do... More 

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