Lewis Army Museum

Inspire. Educate. Preserve.



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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, other procedures for visiting the museum remain the same.


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:


MUSEUM ALERT: New ID requirements for installation access are in effect:

REAL ID ACT. As of May 2016 JBLM began to fully enforce the provisions of the Real ID Act of 2005.   Under provisions of this act, a standard driver’s license or ID card issued by any of the following states is not accepted for unescorted access to JBLM:  Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Washington.  JBLM Department of Emergency Services Visitor Information, from their website: JBLM Dept. of Emergency Services_VISITOR INFORMATION

Getting on Base to Visit the Museum:

Visitors without military credentials will require a base pass in order to visit.  Enter the Visitor Center with acceptable ID (see JBLM Dept. of Emergency Services_VISITOR INFORMATION) for each person over the age of 16. Vehicle drivers must bring the following into the Visitor Center:

– Valid vehicle registration
– Proof of current vehicle insurance
– Valid driver’s license

Once inside take a number and wait for your number to be called, you will be asked to present your IDs and vehicle information and then wait for the information to be vetted. The process for coming through the Visitor Center can take anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour, depending on how busy it is. To contact the Visitor Center directly call 253-967-4794.

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

Museum Curator Heidi Pierson on King 5 Morning News Salute to Service.






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