Fort Hood: 1st Cavalry Division Museum

Allied forces developed tank destroyers to counter Germany’s blitzkrieg tank attacks in Europe. In 1942, the U.S. Army turned vast Central Texas prairies into Camp Hood, where up to 100,000 troops learned anti-tank, field artillery and infantry tactics. Today, Fort Hood remains the nation’s largest armored training installation. Battles of World War II are recounted through vehicle and aircraft displays, plus hundreds of photographs and artifacts.

Fort Hood is an active military base and access is limited. Please check in at the Visitor Center inside the main gate for a museum pass. Visitors typically gain access same day.  

1st Cavalry Division Museum

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
  • Admission: None
  • Building 2218 Battalion Ave., Fort Hood, TX
  • 254-287-3626
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