U.S. Army Transportation Museum, Newport News

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The U.S. Army Transportation Museum is a United States Army museum of vehicles and other transportation-related equipment and memorabilia. It is located on the grounds of Fort Eustis, Virginia, in Newport News, on the Virginia Peninsula.
The museum was established in 1959, in a warehouse using items initially collected for a recruiting exhibit. A main building opened in 1976, and in 1987, an open-air pavilion as opened for aviation exhibits. The buildings, built at a total cost of US$765,000, and other capital improvements are funded by the Army Transportation Museum Foundation (ATMF). Since the foundation is prohibited by law from obtaining state or federal grants, private donations are the only funding source.
The museum reflects the history of the Army, especially of the United States Army Transportation Corps, and includes close to 100 military vehicles such as aircraft, wheeled vehicles, watercraft and rolling stock, including stock from the Fort Eustis Military Railroad. It is officially dedicated to General Frank S. Besson, Jr., who was the first four-star general to lead the transportation command, and extends over 6acre of land, air and sea vehicles and indoor exhibits. The exhibits cover transportation and its role in US Army operations, including topic areas from the American Revolutionary War through operations in Afghanistan.
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  • Has just about every type of transport used by the military since the days of soldiers on horseback. Even deals with an experimental flying jeep. For most non-military types a bust redundent after a w...  more »
  • Indoors and outdoors these exhibits tell the history of the Army’s transportation of soldiers, supplies and equipment from Revolutionary War days to the present. Some projects didn’t work out like the...  more »
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  • US Army transportation is a very diverse field that most people do not realize. Who would have thought that the Army owned sea, rail and air modes of transport? The museum is packed with many examples of transport - planes, trains and automobiles pretty much sums it up. They have some interesting experimental examples, cybernetic robot and vertical lift devices. Good depiction of transport supporting the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism. Highly recommend for those interested in military history! This place is on a military base, check entrance requirements before attempting to visit.
  • This is the most amazing museum. Fabulously curated. You see huge military vehicles and other interesting things. Worth the visit. This museum is on a military installation, so be prepared to check in at the gate.

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