Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center

The Heritage Center is closed indefinitely.

Building 2 of the US Army Yuma Proving Ground is the former Post Headquarters dating back to 1947. Currently it is the Location of the US Army Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center.

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For over 70 years, this portion of Arizona's Sonoran Desert has hosted a variety of military activities to train and equip America's combat forces to ensure they are the best in the world. This has resulted in U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground developing into one of the best multi-purpose test range facilities in the Department of Defense. The Heritage Center is proud to present a visual interpretation of the people, places, events, and objects that have comprised this intriguing history. Although representations in the galleries are of objects from our material culture, remember that the real story is about people…people who trained and worked here to research, develop, test, and evaluate the tools our nation's military personnel used to protect our freedom. Keeping these same ideals foremost in mind, YPG people will always test for the best!

You may begin or end your ride through YPG's history at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's Heritage Center. Located in the former post headquarters building on YPG's Main Administrative Area, numerous exhibit galleries guide you through over 70 years of history. Born of the World War II necessity to train and equip America's rapidly expanding Army, Yuma Proving Ground has evolved to become a vital test center. See this fascinating history through exhibits, multi-media and theater presentations. Guided tours are available upon request.

The Heritage Center is closed indefinitely.

Visiting the Museum

Admission Free


Monday Closed
Tuesday 1000 1600
Wednesday 1000 1600
Thursday 1000 1600
Friday 1000 1600
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Closed on Federal Holidays

301 C Street
Yuma, Arizona 85365