The 3d Cavalry Regiment Museum tells the history of the Regiment from its establishment in 1846 to its present day operations. Much of the Regiment's lore derives from its early years as the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen. It was during the Mexican War that General Winfield Scott honored the Regiment with, "Brave Rifles! Veterans! You have been baptized in fire and blood, and come out steel." The regiment participated in the Civil War's westernmost campaign in New Mexico, by which time it had been re-named the 3d US Cavalry, and served all along the frontier during the Indian Wars, distinguishing itself especially at the Battle of Rosebud Creek. Later, the regiment fought in the Spanish-American War and the Philippines, fought in World War I and II, and guarded the West during the Cold War. The 3d Cavalry led the way in Gulf War, and has deployed numerous times to Iraq and Afghanistan during the war on terror. The gallery exhibits, outdoor vehicle displays and commemorative monuments all pay tribute to the contributions and sacrifices of the 3d Cavalry Regiment.
The museum gallery and vehicle park are set up for self-guided tours, but fully guided tours are available upon request. Larger tour groups are welcome, and the staff offers specialized tours for these groups depending upon special interest or need. Larger tour groups should preferably contact the museum staff a week prior to their visit so that the staff can better accommodate the group.
Museum Educational Programs
The museum offers historical presentations on a variety of subjects and to a wide range of audiences. It also offers special exhibits, using its education collection, at off-post locations. The staff also provides professional development training for the military, staff rides at historical sites, and school group events.
Visiting the Museum
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Fort Hood, TX 76544
Visitors without military credentials will require a base pass in order to visit. They must stop at Fort Hood's Marvin Leath Visitor Center, which is adjacent to the main gate, just off of US Hwy 190, on T.J. Mills Blvd. Procedures for obtaining a base pass can be found at Fort Hood Visitor Center
Phone: (254) 288-8812
PO Box 5917
Fort Hood, TX 76544