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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
The Cannon Shop gift store is now open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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. Visitors to to the museum must take exit 120 to visit the JBLM Lewis Main Visitor Center. 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