Address
4674 Griffin Ave.
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-5094
Hours
Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Robert Johnson, Director
phone: 301-677-6966
Barbara Taylor, Exhibits Specialist
phone: 301-677-7054
Richard Frank, Museum Technician
phone: 301-677-2648

Description

The Fort George G. Meade Museum was established to collect, preserve, study and exhibit historical artifacts pertaining to the history of Fort George G. Meade. The Museum is dedicated "in proud memory of those members of the United States Army who died in the defense of Freedom".

Inside the museum, visitors will discover a wealth of historic artifacts, photographs, documents, and paintings. Outside, on the beautifully landscaped Museum grounds, visitors can see historic military equipment including tanks, armored personnel carriers, a Nike missile, and several memorials to units stationed at the installation.

History

Established in 1963 as the First U.S. Army Museum at Fort Jay, New York, the collection was moved to Fort Meade in 1966 when First Army transferred here. Rechristened the Fort George G. Meade Museum in 1976, the museum has served the installation and surrounding community since then in its present location.

Artifacts Collections

  • Militaria with provenance to the installation.

Research Collections

  • General military history collection, primarially 20th century US.

Educational Programs

Gallery tours, lectures, off-site exhibits.

    Governance

    United States Government, Department of Defense

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: Yes

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible