National Museum of the Army

Draper Aden Associates is providing site civil engineering services including surveying, mapping, and geotechnical studies for the National Museum of the US Army to be located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.


The Museum will be a unique facility of national and historic significance and encompass a state-of-the-art building which will house world class exhibits that use interactive features and multimedia presentations to tell the story of the US Army as an institution and be a tribute to the American Soldier. It will preserve, study, and interpret Army material culture and educate visitors on history, traditions, and accomplishments of the Army. It will be a forum for the education, edification, and inspiration for anyone seeking knowledge about the history of the Army. The American people will gain a greater awareness of the part that the Army played and continues to play in shaping their heritage.


The Museum building and 90-acre campus will be constructed in phases and will initially consist of an approximately 187,500 GSF main building and exhibit hall as well as an amphitheatre, parade trials, grandstands, a memorial garden, and parking for over 600 vehicles. This project will also include the re-design of portions of the North Post Golf Course to accommodate the Museum campus. Later phases will include additional exhibit space, a theater, and other exterior features. The Museum is expected to attract an average of 740,000 visitors a year.


Fort Belvoir, VA