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Planning a Visit


The U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Museum is a Federal Government facility that is free and open to the public. We are open 6 days a week (Monday through Saturday) 10 - 4. Visitors coming to the museum without Joint Base San Antonio access credentials: refer to the Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) website for current base entry requirements (http://www.jbsa.af.mil/library/visitorinformation.asp). Please note that the museum does not determine what the base entry requirements are. We are also not informed when access procedures change. Visiting the JBSA website is the most certain way to get the latest base entrance requirements.

The museum experience is self-guided.  Museum docents provide guided tours to Soldiers going through medical training at Fort Sam Houston.  At present there are no established public tour times, and group tours should be coordinated in advance, although they are also self-guided.

A frequently asked question is “How long does it take to go through your museum?”  The answer varies greatly depending on the visitors’ level of interest in Army Medicine.  Most visitors should plan to spend at least 1 ½ hours.  Visitors who have a great interest in the subject matter have spent over 4 hours in the museum exhibit galleries and outdoor exhibit areas.

The history of the Army Medical Department is the compelling story of those soldiers whose mission is to preserve life.  Our exhibits are primarily designed for an adult audience, and although they contain artifacts and graphics that may be entertaining and enlightening for young persons who are interested in the health sciences, this institution was not designed as a “hands-on” science museum.

Gift shop: Retail operation carries a wide variety of unique items relating to the Army Medical Department including books, shirts, jewelry, stationery and gifts. See the AMEDD Museum Gift Shop on-line. external link (opens in new browser window)

Museum Telephone: 210.221.6358, DSN 471.6358 Fax 210.221.6781

Gift shop Telephone: 210.225.0015 or toll-free 800.523.0015