Lewis Army Museum

Inspire. Educate. Preserve.

Contact us


  • Information Line (no messages – only during business hours): (253) 967-7206
  • Museum Director: (253) 967-7207
  • Museum Curator: (253) 967-7208



Lewis Army Museum
P.O. Box 331001
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433


How do I volunteer at the Museum? Whether you’re a history enthusiast who wants to pass on your knowledge, a senior with time and talent to give, or a student looking for course credit, we have volunteer opportunities for you. For volunteer opportunities with this dynamic organization apply here: http://www.myarmyonesource.com

How do I donate to the museum? The museum accepts donations of photographs, ephemera and other paper items of historic significance provided they are relevant to Camp Lewis, Fort Lewis or the units which have served here. The museum evaluates donations of three dimensional artifacts, provided they have relevance to Camp Lewis, Fort Lewis or the units which have served here. All three dimensional artifacts must be vetted with the U.S. Army Center of Military History for their provenance before they can be considered for addition into the museum’s collection. The museum does not collect any explosive devices, if you find old ordnance, please contact your local law enforcement for proper disposal. The museum currently has an excess of artifacts and is not actively collecting. If you have a donation questions or wish to make a donation, please coordinate an appointment with the museum staff in advance.  Gift offer letter for donors, Information For Donors

I’d like to host an exhibit of your artifacts at my facility. How can I request a loan of artifacts or exhibit support materials? The museum does not loan cataloged artifacts or exhibit support materials to outside private or government agencies. Artifacts are U.S. Army historical property and their care and preservation is governed by Federal Law and Army Regulation. Any transfer of U.S. Army historical property is authorized and coordinated by the U.S. Army Center of Military History at Fort McNair, D.C. The museum staff will happily assist units and outside organizations with information and guidance on how to acquire reproduction uniforms, equipment and exhibit materials and how to assemble exhibits.

Does the museum archive military personnel records? The museum does not maintain any military personnel records. For recent records – Soldiers, family members or researchers seeking military records on individual Soldiers should address their queries to U.S. Army Human Resources Command: https://www.hrc.army.mil. Records more than 10 years old should be requested from the National Archives and Records Administration http://www.archives.gov/ or the National Personnel Records Center http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/index.html.