Fort Dix Army Reserve Mobilization Museum

The Army Reserve Mobilization Museum was established in 2007. Its mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit the history of U.S. Army Reserve mobilization from 1776 to the present.

Using period artifacts, along with accurate reproductions of uniforms, equipment, photographs, and documents, the chronologically arranged exhibits depict the mobilization, training, embarkation and demobilization that occurs when Soldiers are called to defend the nation.

Fort Dix serves as an example of these activities during the 20th and 21st centuries.

From original World War I and World War II propaganda posters and a restored Vietnam-era jeep to uniforms and equipment servicing the present-day soldier, the museum’s diverse collections bring to life the development of the Army Reserve and its role in U.S. military history. In addition to indoor exhibits, the museum maintains outdoor displays of original transportation equipment and artillery dating from the mid-19th to the late-20th centuries, including a 1920s narrow gauge railroad engine used at Fort Dix.

Exhibits encompass the development of an Army Reserve and span the U.S. Army Reserve’s involvement in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the Global War on Terrorism and the current Overseas Contingency Operations. Also, featured in the museum’s galleries are the Fort Dix Army Air Base and the role of women in the U.S. Army.

For more Army Reserve museum information visit see information visit the The National Museum of the Army Reserve.

Images provided by Sgt. 1st Class Gustavo Olgiata/Det. 70, Combat Camera, Atlanta

Visitor Information

Call Us at (609)562-2334
Museum Hours:
Monday-Friday, closed Federal holidays,
9 a.m.-11 a.m, 12:30-4 p.m.

Call or CLICK HERE to email the Museum's Curator to schedule your visit.
You might need to arrange for a visitor pass.

The museum is located on the Fort Dix side of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL). It is open to all current military members and their dependents, military retirees and other federal civilian ID card holders. The museum is also open to members of the general public. For members of the general public to gain access to JB MDL and the museum please call the phone number above at least three days in advance of your planned visit.