Street Address
Commander, 3rd US Infantry
Fort Myer, VA 22211
Mailing Address
204 Lee Avenue
Ft Myer, VA 22211
Admissions
no charge
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Mr. Alan Bogan, Curator
phone: 703-696-6670

Description

The museum of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, known as the Old Guard, the U.S. Army's official ceremonial unit and Escort to the President, also the oldest active infantry unit.

Mission

To preserve the artifacts and history of the 3rd U. S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the U. S. Army's Official Ceremonial Unit and Escort to the President of the United States.

History

The 3d Infantry, the Old Guard, is the lead Army unit for all ceremonial activities in and around the nation's capital. The Old Guard was chosen for this duty because it is the Army’s oldest active infantry regiment created in 1784.