U.S. Army Engineer Museum


Fort Leonard Wood is headquarters of the U.S. Army Engineer School. The museum has a collection of restored, WW II temporary mobilization buildings, which took only 45 minutes to construct. Gallery displays contain Army engineering equipment; material used by topographic engineers, surveyors, and mapmakers; items significant to the development of U.S. Army land mine warfare technology; models of floating, fixed, and mobile tactical bridges; and weapons used by American engineers since the 18th century.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Civil, Industrial & Manufacturing
Topic(s):Technology/Materials
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Time:Full day

Fun Fact:The heritage of military engineering goes back to the earliest organized armies. The Old English word "enginator" referred to one who operates the engines of war, such as siege towers, battering rams, catapults and the like.
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