Activated by the U.S. government in 1921, the 1st Cavalry Division is also known as "The First Team." Initially stationed at El Paso's Fort Bliss, the first assignment of the mounted force was to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border after the Mexican Revolution. In the decades since, cavalry troops, including Hispanic men and women, have served in every U.S. conflict.
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