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Since 1874

Preserving the 

Legacy of Honor and Tradition.

The Augusta Military Academy Museum dedicates itself to preserving the rich military and educational heritage of the Augusta Military Academy, which served young men from 1874 to 1983. Our mission is to educate the public about the academy’s impact on individual lives, military history, and the broader community.







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Hours & Information

The Museum is open to the public from
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday.
Office only is open Tuesdays.

Free Admission

Museum Admission is Free.

Group tours are available and encouraged for local and regional school groups

Get Directions

Our Museum is conveniently located between Harrisonburg and Staunton.

Contact Us

 Contact us today, and let us help you plan your next visit to our museum.

Coins have been given as souvenirs and rewards since Roman times. Tradition suggests that the modern challenge coin concept dates to the First World War. According to a legend, an American lieutenant in the Army Air Corps printed medallions to encourage esprit de corps among his men. We have over 120 of these coins in our collection. 

The Challenge Coin

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Blessed with a treasure trove of historic artifacts dating back to the late 1800 and located in the original grounds of the Academy. Must see!


Great local history, I recommend the guided tour.


Just happened to drive by so I turned around. Best decision I have made in a while. What a gem and the docent Chris was the best!


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Augusta Military

Academy Museum

Voice: 540-248-3007
Fax: 540-248-4533

Museum Hours

& Location

1640 Lee Highway

Fort Defiance, VA 24437

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed Mother's day and Major Holidays.

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