Street Address
1210 Stanley Rd.
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
Mailing Address
1750 Greeley Road Suite 2
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
phone: 210-221-0019
fax: 210-221-1311
e-mail: john.manguso@amedd.army.mil
web: www.sanantoniocvb.com/fort_sam_houston.asp
Admissions
free
Staff
John Manguso, Museum Director
phone: 210-221-0019
Jacqueline B. Davis, Museum Specialist
phone: 210-221-0019
Martin Callahan, Museum Specialist
phone: 210-221-0019

Description

The Fort Sam Houston Museum collects, interprets, preserves and displays materials related to the history of Fort Sam Houston, Texas and of the United States Army in the San Antonio area from 1845 to the present. This includes the military units and organizations stationed there, the significant events which occurred there, the distinguished soldiers who served there and the influence of Fort Sam Houston on the Army and the Nation. The Museum promotes stewardship of the 900 historic structures on this National Historic Landmark site.

History

Established in 1967 and registered with the US Army Center of Military History. Certified (accredited) by the Center of Military History in 1981 and recertified in 1986, 1991 and 1997. Received the Lamar Award from Preservation Texas and the Texas Historical Commission Museum Award (Education Program) in 1994 for the Fort Sam Houston Historical Neighborhood Awareness Program.

Artifacts Collections

Uniforms, equipment, accoutrements, arms, edged weapons, vehicles, flags, insignia related to the history of Fort Sam Houston and of the Army in the San Antonio area from 1845 to the present.

Research Collections

Primary and secondary materials related to the history of Fort Sam Houston. Photographs, personal papers, military manuals, maps and plans. Microfilmed historical records.

Educational Programs

The Museum can provide gallery tours to military organization, veterans organizations and school groups. Professional development training is provided to military organizations. An extensive series of publications about the history of the post is available for reference or self study.

    Publications

    Pocket Guide to Historic Fort Sam Houston; Pocket Guide to the Staff Post; Pocket Guide to the Infantry Post; Pocket Guide to the Cavalry and Light Artillery Post; Camp Travis; Pocket Guide to Dodd Field; Pocket Guide to the New Post; Pocket Guide to Camp Bullis; Surrounded by History