Lewis Army Museum

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MUSEUM ALERT: Access Requirements

Hello everyone,

The Lewis Army Museum has updated its public access policy. In the past, visiting the museum has required going to the Visitor’s Center on Exit 120 to obtain a visitor’s pass.

Effective immediately, the museum is accessible to the public without a visitor’s pass. To gain access, please follow the instructions as follows:
1. Take Exit 119 off of I-5.
2. Turn right onto Dupont-Steilacoom Rd.
3. Turn right at the gate (first right beyond small commercial area and hotel) and follow the gravel road up to the parking lot.
4. Park in the parking lot and call the museum by cell phone at 253-967-7206.
5. You will be escorted through the gate to the museum on foot.

When your visit has concluded, you will be escorted back to the parking lot.

We are excited to be more accessible to the public in order to share the Fort Lewis story with everyone. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message us on Facebook, or call the information desk at 253-967-7206.

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We are happy to be open to the public once again.

At this time only our two main floor galleries are open – the Pacific Northwest Gallery and the Lewis Gallery.

We look forward to opening the Hall of Valor later in 2018!

Days: Wednesday through Sunday

Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed Federal Holidays

Admission: free

The Cannon Shop gift store is now open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Would you like to make a research request or schedule a tour? Download and fill out one of the documents below and send to:


Research Requests Application

LAM Tour Requests Application

MUSEUM ALERT: Temporary Visitor Center 8/1/2018 to 10/1/2018

The temporary Visitor Center is located in the museum’s Civilian Access Parking lot.


from I-5 take exit 119, turn right on Dupont-Steilacoom Road, and right again on Pendleton – during events there will be an a-frame sign directing visitors to the parking lot. Once parked you will access the museum through the pedestrian gate. The pedestrian gate only allows access to the museum and grounds. Click below for map:


Located in the Historic Red Shield Inn building on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), the Lewis Army Museum is the only certified U.S. Army Museum on the West Coast.

Museum brochure and directions to the museum: 2017 Museum Brochure





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