Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Fort Hood: 1st Cavalry Division Museum

The 1st Cavalry Division Museum explores the history of the division that was formed in Texas in 1921, was converted from horseback to helicopter prior to the Vietnam War, and now serves as an armored cavalry division. Exhibits and vehicle displays trace the history of the 1st Cavalry Division from its beginnings on American Frontier to the streets of Baghdad. Guests to Fort Hood must receive a pass at the Visitor Center - follow the signs.The outdoor display at the museum features a wide selection of historical equipment. Whether it's an armored vehicle or aircraft, it has touched the division in a unique way and has added to the historical significance of the First Team.


  • 56th Street at 761st Tank Batallion Avenue
  • Fort Hood, Texas
  • 76544


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Closed Christmas, New Year's Day, and Thanksgiving.

  • Free

Map & Directions

From Interstate 35, travel west on Expressway 190 towards Killeen. Once in Killeen, continue traveling on 190 exit Ft. Hood main gate. Before the gate stop by the Visitor Center on the right-hand side so you can receive a pass to the Museum. Proof of insurance and ID Card are required for the visitor pass. The Visitor Center will provide a map to the Museum.