The impressive new National Museum of the United States Army opened on November 11
The National Museum of the United States Army is the nation’s first national museum to tell the story of America’s oldest military service, from its earliest days as the colonial militia to its presentday status as the world’s most powerful ground force.
Designed to serve as the army’s symbolic ‘front door’, the museum will become a centre for education and inspiration, and a cultural institution of national significance. Covering some 84 acres, the complex is composed of a pavilioned main building for exhibits and special events, and outdoor event space.
Visitors to the museum building first follow The Path of Remembrance, which leads from the parking area to the main entrance. This section is comprised of approximately 8,000 commemorative bricks adorned with personalised tributes to soldiers, army families, Department of Army civilians, and museum and army supporters. The Lobby, which measures 8,600 square feet, features a black granite Campaign Wall, engraved with every army campaign throughout history. From there, visitors then pass through the different galleries, which include: