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U.S. Army Women’s Museum (nearby)

2100 Adams Avenue, Bldg. 5219
Fort Gregg-Adams, VA 23801
(804) 734-4327
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Tuesday–Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday-Monday: CLOSED

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Fort Gregg-Adams entrance requirements are subject to change. For the most up to date information on installation access, contact the Dukes Visitor Control Center at (804) 734-5053, or visit the Fort Gregg-Adams Visitor Information website:

The Only Museum in the World Dedicated to Army Women

The U.S. Army Women’s Museum honors women’s contributions to the Army from the Revolutionary War to the present, telling their stories with artifacts, interactive exhibits, educational programs, videos, dioramas, historical displays, and photographs throughout the galleries and film presentations in the theater.

Among the many fascinating women you will learn about are Margaret Corbin, who took up arms and fought in place of her fallen husband during the Revolutionary War, and Cathay Williams, who hid her true identity and changed her name to William Cathay in order to fight as a Buffalo Soldier.

The museum has an exhibit that interprets the many roles of women in support of the Union and Confederate Soldiers. The fascinating stories of nurses and spies are highlighted, and a special section on the lengths to which women went to serve–even disguising themselves as men–are explored.

Enter a World War II barracks scene and join the ranks for a “GI” or Government Issue clothing inspection. Trace the history of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women’s Army Corps from its beginning in 1942.

Learn about the important work of the Women’s Army Corps during the 1950s-1970s and the expanding opportunities afforded women in the decades after.

Women continue to play a vital role in today’s Army, having reached the top of the Army’s officer and enlisted ranks. They have commanded soldiers and fought on the front line in the Global War on Terrorism. American women have served on division staff, led convoys, laid miles of fuel pipelines across the desert, and patrolled the streets of foreign countries. In the last decade, the role of Army women has greatly expanded and continues to do so. Exhibits about their role in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan interpret their contributions.

Admission is free. There is a gift shop on-site.



U.S. Army Women’s Museum (nearby)
2100 Adams Avenue bldg 5219, Fort Gregg-Adams, VA 23801, USA
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