The U.S. Army
Transportation Museum artifact collection numbers just under
7,000 objects, plus another 1,000 exhibit props. The
collection includes nearly 100 macro artifacts ranging from
planes, helicopters, tugboats and landing craft to trucks,
jeeps, hovercraft and trains.
Approximately 25% of the
museum collection comes from general public donations, while the
remainder comes through transfers, bequests, and other
sources. The museum ranks as one of the largest museums in
the Army Museum system and typically has about 25% of the
collection on display at any given point in time.
Some of the unique items
in the collection include the only surviving gun truck from the
Vietnam War and the only surviving hovercraft to see combat in
Vietnam. The museum also houses a unique collection of
experimental aircraft and the first helicopter to fly at the
To collect, preserve,
educate and exhibit the history of transportation in the U.S.
Army, beginning with the Continental Army in 1775 and continuing
through the eras of conflict and peace to the formal
establishment of the Transportation Regiment on 26 July 1986,
and to the present date.
To promote transportation
heritage to military and civilian visitors and to promote a
source of pride and espirit de corps within the Transportation
To communicate through
exhibits and programs, the role of United States Army
Transportation and its efforts and accomplishments in the
development of our nation.