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Physical address: 12685 Mineral Wells Hwy, Weatherford, Texas
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1779, Weatherford, TX 76086
Shipping address: 2350 Old Agnes Rd, Weatherford, TX 76088

The National Vietnam War Museum
 Construction Plan - Phase 1 of 4

The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things.
-Lewis Carroll

Museum Building Specifications

  • 2-story building – designed to grow through four phases, as needed, and as funds permit, to over 80,000 square feet.
  • Room for all planned galleries and more
  • Elevator to the second floor
  • Covered porch at the entrance

Museum with logo front viewabove: Front View

main building

Phase 1 Specifications

  • 2-story building
  • 10,000 square feet on ground floor
  • Elevator to the second floor
  • Three exhibits in Phase 1 (can be rotated)
  • Gift shop
  • Restrooms
  • Covered porch at the entrance

phase 1


interior dimensions 2



Phase 1 Galleries

Additional galleries will be added in future phases or rotated in the phase one facility.

Gallery 1 - The Introduction

large tactical map

Gallery 2 - The Home Front


Gallery 3 - The History of Fort/Camp Wolters

fort wolters helicopter


Construction Plan Phases

The Museum Board of Directors has hired a general contractor who is prepared to build the main museum building in 4 phases:

Phase 1 is a 2 story building with 10,000 sq ft on the ground floor, 8,000 on the second floor and a covered porch. This facility will house 3 galleries: Introduction, The Home Front, and the History of Camp/Fort Wolters. These galleries may be rotated at some point.

Phase 2 is an additional structure connected to the back of phase 1 and will be another 18,000 square feet similar to phase 1. It will house two or three of our galleries that will be determined later and a theatre.

Phase 3 is an additional structure connected to the back of phase 2 and will be another 18,000 square feet similar to phases 1 and 2. This phase will house an additional 2 or 3 galleries to be determined later.

Phase 4 will add two wings to the first 3 phases that will total approximately 26,000 square feet and will house the remaining galleries.

Construction has begun for Phase 1. Phases 2, 3, and 4 will be added as necessary after the opening of phase 1. 


When? How?

  • Groundbreaking occurred on December 9, 2017.
  • The construction process has begun!
  • Dr. Ray Sherry of Cleburne will oversee all phases of the project.
  • We will announce updates as they occur.

How can you help?

  • We have sufficient funds to complete the project IF there are no problems.
  • You can still join the Builders Club with a one time donation of $10,000.
  • Gallery Naming Rights: $100,000
  • Naming rights to the building $200,000
  • NEW DONOR CATEGORY: Guardians of the Museum
    • $50/month or
    • $500/year or
    • $10,000 lifetime member
  • Other donor levels available - everyone can help!
  • Builders Club Members:
    • In Honor & Memory of Richard C. Allen (Laine Perry)
    • JoAnn Barnhart
    • Bobby & Belinda Bateman
    • Brazos Foundation
    • Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home
    • John &  Monica Chesnut
    • Katie Daniels
    • Betty Boyd Dettre
    • Fort Wolters Chapter VHPA
    • Friends of the Museum
    • John & Carol Hyatt
    • The Carl E. Kessler Family Foundation
    • Edd & Gloria Luttenberger
    • Norman D and Margaret N McMullen
    • Jim & Iola Messinger
    • Bill & Judy Murphy
    • John, James, & Su Nasche
    • Dave & Lorraine Pashby
    • Don & Leigh Payne
    • Mike Richardson
    • Jerry & Letta Staggs
    • Suzanne K. Shriver
    • Mr. & Mrs. Frederick W. Smith
    • VFW Post 2399
    • Allan & Helen Werst
    • Barbara Wheeler(In Memory of CW4 Michael J Wheeler)


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