By Office, Chief of Public Affairs, Department of the Army

Virtual Opening of the National Museum of the United States Army on Veterans Day, 2020

WASHINGTON – The National Museum of the United States Army opens its doors to the public for the first time on Veterans Day, 2020. A virtual ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the National Museum of the United States Army will be held Nov. 11, at 2:00 p.m. EST. It will be livestreamed at  to invite people around the world to take part in this historic moment.

The National Museum of the U.S. Army, located on a publically accessible area of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, will be the first and only museum to tell the 245-year history of the U.S. Army since its establishment in 1775.

Admission is free, but timed-entry tickets are required to assist in managing visitor capacity and provide an optimal visitor experience. For tickets and more information, please visit  or call (800) 506-2672.

The museum will open with enhanced health and safety measures for visitors, and daily operations will be managed in accordance with state and local COVID-19 health and safety guidance.

“We have worked hard to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, and we are excited to open the doors of this long-awaited national museum,” said the museum’s director, Ms. Tammy E. Call.

For media inquiries on the National Army Museum, please contact National Museum of the United States Army Public Affairs, Ms. Susan Smullen,, (202) 246-1610.

For inquiries on building construction, fundraising, donor programs, personalized sponsor bricks and special event space, please contact the Army Historical Foundation, Dan Gregory,, (215) 285-4137.