American military history unfolds at the Virginia War Museum. Collections of artifacts, weapons, vehicles, uniforms, and posters trace the development of the United States military from 1775 to the present. Galleries include Women at War, Marches Toward Freedom, and Visions of War, the museum’s extensive propaganda poster collection. An additional exhibit explores the history of the City of Newport News, outlining the City’s role as a Port of Embarkation for both World Wars. Other artifacts on display include Harry Truman’s World War I helmet, a section of the Berlin Wall, and a portion of the outer wall from Dachau concentration camp. A gift shop offers military-related souvenirs, toys, and publications.
Thursday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Last admission at 4:00 p.m.)