The U.S. Army Transportation Museum is the only museum dedicated to preserving the history of U.S. Army Transportation.

The story of the Army's Transportation Corps, from horse-drawn wagons of the Revolutionary War to armored vehicles and unit movements being planned in the modern world is all told through the use of artifacts, images, and dioramas.

The U.S. Army Transportation Museum includes just over 7,000 artifacts including over 135 military vehicles on display. The exhibits, artifacts and vehicles combine to tell the profound story of how the US Army has move to and from the sounds of the guns for over 250 years. Come visit us to learn more about how the role and mission of Transportation in the U.S. Army has helped shape the history of America.

Our history will move you, just as it has moved the U.S. Army for hundreds of years.


Access to The Museum

Joint Base Langley-Eustis is a limited access post, meaning that you will need to stop at the Guard House near the gate and inform them of your desire to visit the Transportation Museum. You will be issued a Visitor's Pass and provided a map of Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

To view the complete requirements for entry onto Joint Base Langley-Eustis, please visit the following link. Requirements for Base Entry.

Foreign visitors please call the museum (757) 878-1115 to pre-arrange a visit since there are additional requirements and with a minimum of 45 days to process.

The Museum is handicapped accessible. Concrete sidewalks lead to most of the outdoor displays.

Visit our Contact page for directions to the Transportation Museum.

Hours of Operation


Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday

9:00AM - 4:30PM

Closed: Sunday - Monday


Admissions and Parking

Admission and Parking are always FREE at the Museum. We have plenty of excellent parking and can accommodate RVs, trailers and buses.


Tours

The Transportation Museum offers guided tours of the museum for groups of 10 or more. Tours are always FREE of charge. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and will be led by an experienced staff member or volunteer. Reservations must be made at least TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE to ensure staff availability. For more information or to make a tour reservation, please call (757) 878-1115

Exhibits

The history of Army Transportation is far deeper than the just the history of the Transportation Corps. During every conflict the U.S. Army has had to acquire transportation, determine what routes to use and coordinated with a variety of the specialty fields to ensure the Army could stay in the fight. The museum exhibits display hundreds unique artifacts, accompanied by photos, archival materials and background information to tell the amazing story of Transportation in the U.S. Army.

Plan Your Visit

The U.S. Army Transportation Museum is free and open to the American public, who can access Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) with a valid state or national Identification (driver’s license, passport, etc). To learn more about entering JBLE please visit the JBLE Visitor Center [link – same as entry page]

We recommend at least two hours for a basic visit to the museum. We have 24,000 square feet of interior galleries and four additional outdoor areas to explore, the majority under roof. The museum main galleries and most of the outdoor displays are wheelchair accessible. There are lots of free parking at the Museum.

We are family friendly establishment, and our large number of vehicles and life-size dioramas engage and delight visitors of all ages, military or civilian.

The exhibits span the history of transportation in the U.S. Army, beginning with the Continental Army in 1775 and continuing through to the present date. The Museum is designed to be self-guided, but tours are available for groups of 10 or more which will focus on specific areas of the collection. Tours can be requested here [link to museum tour portion on main page]

The Museum does not have a café or restaurant on-site. Food and drinks are not allowed in the gallery spaces to help us preserve the artifacts. We do not have audio or smartphone based tours.

Fun Facts

Gen. McArthur walking with his staff. Click on the audio file to hear the lecture by Chris Kolakowski.
Media

MacArthur As A Military Leader Lecture by: Chris Kolakowski

Research

The U.S. Army Transportation Museum is not the sole repository of material on the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. There are numerous other archives holding material with connections to the U.S. Army transportation Corps, equipment, and Soldiers. For more infomation.

Four mule Wagon, at City Point, Virginia in 1864, 4during the Civil War.