JFK Special Warfare Museum

 

The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum is located at Bldg D-2815 on the corner of Zabitosky and Ardennes. on Fort Liberty, N.C. The museum concentrates on the history of the Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Regiments.

The museum, one of the 29 U.S. Army museums in the country, has the mission to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant historical property in support of the regiments, training and educational mission of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, making it the regimental museum for the U.S. Army Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations regiments including predecessor organizations from the American colonial period to the present.

This purpose is enhanced through its use as a training tool for all newly indoctrinated special operations Soldiers, during their qualification training, enabling them to see and hear the long heritage of the Soldiers and organizations who preceded them. Exhibits begin with World War I and include displays on the First Special Service Force, the Office of Strategic Service, and Detachment 101 in World War II, the Korean conflict, as well as modern actions in Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. It also serves to illustrate the unique and specialized part played by all aspects of the Army special operations community both in conflict and during crucial roles in peacetime. The museum has also proven itself to be a valuable recruiting catalyst.

Public is welcome (if without a military ID, registration is required at the Visitor’s Center for a pass on the All-American freeway).

Admission is free

Photographs of museum and exhibits are allowed. 

Hours: 1100-1600 Monday through Friday.  Open:  Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day

Training Support Hours:  0830-1600

Phone: (910) 432-1533 or (910) 432-4272