"U.S. Army Women's Museum" Petersburg Things to Do Tip by b1bob
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This museum honours women's contributions to the Army from the Revolution to present day. There are plenty of artifacts, interactive exhibits, historical displays, and photographs throughout the galleries. The exhibit mostly traces the history of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women's Army Corps during World War II. Because the Army realised they needed women in the service Congress passed and President Truman signed the Women's Armed Services Integration Act in June, 1948. This established both the active and reserve women's elements as a permanent part of each branch of service. Women continue to play a vital role, having achieved the top officer and enlisted ranks. In the current War On Terror, women soldiers are doing essentially anything the men are doing.
Admission is free. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm; closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Visitors must use the Lee Avenue Gate on Route 36 (picture ID, vehicle registration/insurance or car hire agreement required).
Address: 5219 A Avenue, Fort Lee, VA 23801
Phone: (804) 734-4327
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