The heart of the Army is the men and women dedicated to its core values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. These values are exemplified, through countless examples, in the narratives and themes explored in the National Mounted Warrior Museum. The Museum’s mission is to honor their legacy through the preservation, conservation, and education of its representative artifacts and heritage material. In the Museum, visitors will be able to recount the history of Fort Hood and its units, the Mounted Soldier’s perspective, and the evolution of mounted warfare from the inception of the United States to the present day.
The Museum will explore the heroism and challenges of the mounted warrior will through an immersive exhibit gallery full of interactive encounters. The gallery will also feature vehicle displays with tanks, tank destroyers, aircraft, and modern-day fighting vehicles, all displayed in dynamic scenes portraying real-life actions. Visitors will be able to experience educational and interpretive programming, special events, and rotating exhibits that further explore untold stories of Soldiers’ lives, including the personal, social, and cultural challenges they overcame in service to our Nation.
The National Mounted Warrior Museum, scheduled to open in the Fall of 2023, is a joint effort between the U.S. Army and the National Mounted Warfare Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the Mounted Warrior story. The U.S. Army provided the location, exhibit work, and administrative and infrastructural support. The Foundation has financially supported the construction of the current phase of the Museum and will continue its fundraising role in support of further development, improvement, programming, and outreach.