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Virginia Military History Museums Directory

AAF Tank Museum
AAF Tank Museum
3401 US-29 BUS, Danville, VA 24540, USA
Air Power Park
Air Power Park
413 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669, USA
Aldie Battlefield
Aldie Battlefield
39401 John Mosby Hwy, Aldie, VA 20105, USA
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690, USA
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
111 National Park Dr, Appomattox, VA 24522, USA
Appomattox Manor
Appomattox Manor
City Point, Hopewell, VA 23860, USA
Auburn Battlefield
Auburn Battlefield
Auburn, VA 20119, USA
Aviation Historical Park
Aviation Historical Park
Virginia Beach, VA 23454, USA
Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Balls Bluff Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Chancellorsville
Chancellorsville, VA 22553, USA
Battle of Fort Stedman
Battle of Fort Stedman
Petersburg, VA 23803, USA
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Fredericksburg
1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Spotsylvania by Kurz & Allison
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
9550 Grant Dr, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553, USA
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of the Wilderness
35347 Constitution Hwy, Orange, VA 22160, USA
Bristoe Station Battlefield
Bristoe Station Battlefield
Bristow, VA 20136, USA
Buckland Mills Battlefield
Buckland Mills Battlefield
7980-8205 Buckland Mill Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155, USA
Cannon Branch Fort
Cannon Branch Fort
10611 Gateway Blvd, Manassas, VA 20110, USA
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
Cedar Mountain Battlefield
Cedar Mountain Battlefield
9465 General Winder Rd, Rapidan, VA 22733, USA
Chatham Manor
Chatham Manor
18 School St, Chatham, NY 12037, USA
Chimborazo Hospital
Chimborazo Hospital
3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223, USA
CIA Museum
CIA Museum
1000 Colonial Farm Rd, McLean, VA 22101, USA
Cold Harbor Battlefield
Cold Harbor Battlefield
5515 Anderson Wright Dr, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, USA
Cool Spring Battlefield
Cool Spring Battlefield
1400 Parker Ln, Bluemont, VA 20135, USA
Cross Keys Battlefield
Cross Keys Battlefield
4232 Bowtie Dr, Port Republic, VA 24471, USA
Fisher's Hill Battlefield
Fisher's Hill Battlefield
1864 Battlefield Rd, Strasburg, VA 22657, USA
Five Forks Battlefield
Five Forks Battlefield
Church Rd, VA 23833, USA
Fort Collier
Fort Collier
922 Martinsburg Pike, Winchester, VA 22601, USA
Fort Evans
Fort Evans
1401 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA
Fort Monroe
Fort Monroe
Hampton, VA 23651, USA
Fort Norfolk (Norfolk, Virginia)
Fort Norfolk (Norfolk, Virginia)
Fort Norfolk, Norfolk, VA, USA
Fort Willard
Fort Willard
Alexandria, VA 22307, USA
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
Battle of Spotsylvania print
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA
George C. Marshall Foundation
George C. Marshall Foundation
340 VMI Parade, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington's Mt Vernon estate
George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121, USA
Glendale Battlefield
Glendale Battlefield
8304-8360 Willis Church Rd, Richmond, VA 23231, USA
Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum
Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum
Vaughn St, Chesapeake, VA 23320, USA
Hampton Roads Naval Museum
Hampton Roads Naval Museum
1 Waterside Dr Suite 248, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
Hatchers Run Battlefield
Hatchers Run Battlefield
Petersburg, VA 23803, USA
High Bridge Battlefield
High Bridge Battlefield
Farmville, VA 23901, USA
Historic Fort Norfolk
Historic Fort Norfolk
801 Front St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
Kelly's Ford Battlefield
Kelly's Ford Battlefield
Remington, VA 22734, USA
Kernstown Battlefield
Kernstown Battlefield
610 Battle Park Dr, Winchester, VA 22601, USA
Malvern Hill Battlefield
Malvern Hill Battlefield
Willis Church Rd, Henrico, VA 23231, USA
Marine Corps War Memorial
Marine Corps War Memorial
Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Marine Raider Museum
Marine Raider Museum
24191 Gilbert Rd, Stafford, VA 22556, USA

The Marine Corps Raider Museum is located on Marine Corps Base Quantico. The museum features large displays that tell the story of the Raiders. Some notable features include the first Japanese flag captured during the World War 2. This particuar flag was captured during the famous Makin Island Raid of 1942. There are also many firearms, equipment, and uniforms that give visitors a glance into the history of the raiders. To visit the museum, you must contact the museum ahead of time. 

Historical Associates has put together detailed directions to the museum. Check out their website for more information. 

Directions to the Marine Raider Museum  

Going North:  
Traveling from Richmond, Va., north towards Washington, D.C., on Interstate 95, get off the Interstate at Exit 148. At the bottom of the hill, turn left. Go 1.5 miles to the Sentry Booth.  
 
Going South:  
Traveling from the Washington, D.C. area south on Interstate 95, take Exit 148. At the bottom of the hill turn right. Go 1.3 miles to the Sentry Booth.  
 
At the Sentry Booth:  
You will need to show your driver's license and tell them where you are going. Your destination is Raider Hall or MACE (the Martial Arts Center of Excellence) to visit the U. S. Marine Raider Museum. The Sentry may not be aware of these specific locations but tell him they are by TBS (The Basic School).  
 
From the Sentry Booth:  
Keep straight for 1.6 miles to the intersection at the Fire Department. (There is a water tower on the right at this intersection.) Turn left at the Fire Department and keep straight for 2.8 miles. At the stop sign, turn left. Go .2 mile to the next stop sign. Keep straight and drive up onto the parade deck/parking lot. At the top of the hill, Raider Hall will be located to your extreme left, at the end of the parking area.  
 
Reserved Spots:  
There are several reserved spots at the end of the area reserved for visitors going to the Martial Arts Training Center (Raider Hall); you may use these if you like.  
 
A Word of Caution:  
When you visit the base, obey the speed limit and directional signs. When they say 35 MPH, they mean 35 MPH!  
Gung Ho!  

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Mariners' Museum and Park
Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606, USA
McDowell Battlefield
McDowell Battlefield
McDowell, VA 24458, USA
Military Aviation Museum
Military Aviation Museums P-51 Mustang Double Trouble Two
Military Aviation Museum
1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457, USA

The Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach has one of the largest collections of vintage military aircraft in the world. With aircraft ranging from World War 1, through World War 2, and into the Vietnam era, there is definitely something for every aviation enthusiast. Even more impressive is just how many of these aircraft are still air worthy. Many of the aircraft in this collection have been painstakingly restored to their military conditions. Some of these aircraft are the last airworthy craft of their kind. 

Other than just checking out parked aircraft, visitors can also get a taste of what a real Luftwaffe hangar was like. The Cuttbus hangar, named so due to it being relocated from the Cottbus Army Airfield in Cottbus Gernamny, is a real hangar used by the Luftwaffe. Designed as a makeshift transportable hangar, this particular hangar was damaged by bombs from an 8th Air Force attack. The hangar was repaired and eventually found its way here. A definite one of a kind sight for an aviation enthusiast. 

The museum also offers warbird rides which can be scheduled in advance. As of this writing the museum offers rides in their 1989 Waco YMF-5 and 1941 Boeing Stearman. Call now and book a ride! These aircraft and more can also be seen at the various events the museum puts on throughout the year so be sure to follow them on Facebook  to keep in touch and up to date.

National D-Day Memorial
National D Day Memorial
National D-Day Memorial
3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523, USA
The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford Virginia stands as a reminder to the world of the great sacrifices made in the Normandy Invasions of World War 2. According to the National D Day Museum, "On June 6th, 1944 United States soldiers, in one of the most pivotal battles of World War II, invaded the French coastline in order to propel German soldiers out of Western Europe and lead the way for victory against the tyrants of that era. Dedicated on June 6th, 2001 by president George W. Bush, the National D-Day Memorial was constructed in honor of those who died that day, fighting in one of the most significant battles in our nations history. The monument receives an average of 60,000 visitors a year and is a profound addition to America’s War Memorials. Initiated by D-Day veteran J. Robert “Bob” Slaughter, the structure encompasses 88 acres at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. At its center stands a monumental forty-four foot tall arch, embellished by the military name, “Overlord,” that was given to the crucial operation. The arch is highlighted by a reflecting pool that surrounds a captivating scene that is symbolic of the arduous trudge soldiers made onto the blood stained beaches of Normandy, France. As stated by President George W. Bush in his dedication speech, “Fifty-seven years ago, America and the nations of Europe formed a bond that has never been broken. And all of us incurred a debt that can never be repaid. Today, as America dedicates our D-Day Memorial, we pray that our country will always be worthy of the courage that delivered us from evil and saved the free world.” The grounds for the monument take visitors on a archival journey through World War II and the politics and perils that embody the time period. Paying tribute to the men and women who served their country in one of its most dire battles, the D-Day National Memorial creates a solemn atmosphere for veterans and visitors alike to gain insight and learn more about the events that shaped our nation’s and our world’s history."
National Firearms Museum
National Firearms Museum
11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Marines and their helicopter at National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Museum of the Marine Corps
1775 Semper Fidelis Wy, Triangle, VA 22172, USA

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000-square-foot structure. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action.

The Museum is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation supports the Museum's volunteer and educational programs.

Nauticus
Nauticus
Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park
57 George Collins Pkwy, New Market, VA 22844, USA
North Anna Battlefield Park
North Anna Battlefield Park
11576 Verdon Rd, Doswell, VA 23047, USA
Ox Hill Battlefield Park (Battle of Chantilly)
Ox Hill Battlefield Park (Battle of Chantilly)
4134 West Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA 22033, USA
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803, USA
Petersburg National Battlefield
Petersburg National Battlefield
Petersburg, VA 23803, USA
Port Republic Battlefield
Port Republic Battlefield
Port Republic, VA 24471, USA
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
2 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA
Ream's Station Battlefield
Ream's Station Battlefield
Halifax Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805, USA
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park
470 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park
Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park
6541 Sayler's Creek Rd, Rice, VA 23966, USA
Saltville Battlefield
Saltville Battlefield
Saltville, VA, USA
The Cold War Museum
The Cold War Museum
7172 Lineweaver Rd, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA
The National Museum of the U.S. Army
The National Museum of the U.S. Army
1775 Liberty Dr, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060, USA
The USS Monitor Center
The USS Monitor Center
100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606, USA
Third Winchester Battlefield
Third Winchester Battlefield
541 Redbud Rd, Winchester, VA 22603, USA
Thoroughfare Gap Battlefield
Thoroughfare Gap Battlefield
Broad Run, VA 20137, USA
Tom's Brook Battlefield
Tom's Brook Battlefield
Maurertown, VA 22644, USA
Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield
Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield
7273 Studley Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116, USA
Tredegar Iron Works
Tredegar Iron Works
470 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum
U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum
1201 22nd St, Fort Lee, VA 23801, USA
U.S. Army Transportation Museum
U.S. Army Transportation Museum
300 Washington Blvd, Fort Eustis, VA 23604, USA
United States Air Force Memorial
United States Air Force Memorial
1 Air Force Memorial Dr, Arlington, VA 22204, USA
United States Army Women's Museum
US Army Womens Museum
United States Army Women's Museum
2100 A Ave, Fort Lee, VA 23801, USA
The U.S. Army’s women’s museum in Fort Lee Virginia is one of the only women of its kind. The museum is dedicated to the history of women in the United States armed forces all the way from the American Revolution to present day. The different exhibits help showcase the many ways women have faced adversity in advancing in the military. From fighting to serve in front line units, to earning their way as pilots the U.S. Army Women’s museum has it covered. The museum is also an educational institution with internship and study opportunities.
Upperville Battlefield
Upperville Battlefield
State Rte 832, Middleburg, VA 20117, USA
USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

Welcome aboard the USS Wisconsin, an incredible, one-of-a-kind battleship that has a long and fascinating history. Launched December 7th, 1943 at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, this mighty vessel sailed for over 40 years and was involved in several major conflicts during its impressive service. Here onboard the Wisconsin you can experience first-hand what it was like to live and fight on a real naval ship.

The USS Wisconsin is a one-of-a-kind experience that you should not miss! Located at the Nauticus National Maritime Center in Norfolk, Virginia, this historic battleship offers guests a unique glimpse into our nation's past. On board the Wisconsin, visitors can explore the ship's decks and see firsthand the many artifacts from her storied 45-year career. Whether it's marveling at the massive 16" guns or admiring the impressive collection military artifacts on display, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

But what really sets the USS Wisconsin apart from other attractions is its interactive exhibits. Through these hands-on experiences, guests can learn about life aboard a battleship during WWII and how it evolved over time. There are also educational programs available for individuals, school groups, and families to take part in special demonstrations like waving signal flags and climbing around! Plus, you can't forget about all of the amazing stories told by veteran crew members as they guide you around this historic vessel.

So if you're looking for an unforgettable trip filled with history and fun activities that will keep you engaged, then make sure to add The USS Wisconsin battleship museum to your itinerary! After all, where else can you tour an authentic military vessel while learning about its past?

Virginia Air and Space Center
Virginia Air and Space Center
600 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669, USA
Virginia Museum of Transportation
Virginia Museum of Transportation
303 Norfolk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016, USA
Virginia War Museum
Virginia War Museum
9285 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23607, USA
Wallops Flight Facility
Wallops Flight Facility
34200 Fulton St, Wallops Island, VA 23337, USA
Ware Bottom Church Battlefield
Ware Bottom Church Battlefield
1250 Old Bermuda Hundred Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, USA
White Oak Road Battlefield
White Oak Road Battlefield
Sutherland, VA 23885, USA
Women in Military Service for America Memorial
Women in Military Service for America Memorial
Memorial Ave, Schley Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
The Women in Military Service for America Memorial is the only memorial that honors the women how have fought and died defending the United States. The memorial features many exhibits, some permanent and some rotating. Past and present exhibits have included displays dedicate to women veterans in Vietnam, the Global War on Terrorism, and World War 1 nurses. The list goes on and on. Visitors will not be disappointed if they come ready to learn about Women and the crucial role they’ve played in America’s history.
Yorktown Battlefield
Yorktown Battlefield
1000 Colonial Nat'l Historical Pkwy, Yorktown, VA 23690, USA
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