Fort Belvoir, Virginia, one of the country’s most prominent defense installations, will be home to the new National Army Museum.
Just 30 minutes south of the National Mall in Washington, DC, and ten minutes from Mount Vernon, historic home of the nation’s first commander-in-chief, Fort Belvoir is the ideal site for the National Army Museum. The Museum will be publicly accessible and is conveniently located at a major crossroads — just two miles from I-95 and Route 1.
The approved site for the Museum is on Fort Belvoir’s North Post, along the Fairfax County Parkway. The site plan was finalized in June 2011, following feasibility and environmental impact studies.
The main building will be approximately 175,000 square feet. Outside this facility will be a park with a memorial garden and parade ground. Space is being planned to accommodate ceremonies, reenactments, lectures, and educational programs, and there will be ample room for parking. Additionally, space in the Museum will be available to veterans for conferences and reunions. Once open, the Museum will welcome an estimated 750,000 visitors every year.