College Station: Museum of the American G.I.

The tank was one of the greatest military and technological advances of the war. 

It was basically a moving fort! The French were the first to invent a truly effective armored tank - the Renault FT-17. Even modern day tanks mimic much of its design.

After seeing them in action at Cambrai, General Pershing and the US Army used the FT-17 to great effect. This tank – and others like it – helped the Allies win the war.

The Museum of the American G.I.  houses an incredible collection of restored military vehicles from WWI and other wars. The museum is now renovating a complete Renault FT-17 tank and will soon have it viewable to the public. 

Museum of the American G.I.

  • Hours: Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m. (extended summer hours)
  • Admission: Adults: $6, Seniors/ Military: $5, Children (5-17): $4
  • 19124 TX-6, College Station, TX
  • 979-446-6888
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