The National Vietnam War Museum

The Vietnam Experience - Rembering, Honoring, Understandin

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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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Upcoming Events

28 May
Annual Update of the Memorial Wall
Date 05-28-2022 10:00 am
25 Jun

Come celebrate with us!  Tour our new building.  Learn about our future plans!  Meet all the people that helped make this all happen!
Opening Ceremony with Keynote Speaker Troy Evans, a Vietnam Veteran with the 25th Infantry Division who is also well known for acting roles in Bosch, ER and many more!!