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Washington National Guard Museum
Washington National Guard Museum is located in Washington (state)
The present museum building in Washington state
Established 1989[1]
Location Building #2 (The Arsenal)
Camp Murray, Washington
Coordinates 47°06′54″N 122°33′53″W / 47.1150°N 122.5647°W / 47.1150; -122.5647Coordinates: 47°06′54″N 122°33′53″W / 47.1150°N 122.5647°W / 47.1150; -122.5647
Type Military museum
Website washingtonguard.org/museum/

The Washington National Guard Museum, also known as The Arsenal Museum, is a military museum of the Washington National Guard. It is located at the Washington National Guard headquarters at Camp Murray visible from Interstate 5 near Lakewood, Washington.

The museum is run by Washington National Guard State Historical Society volunteers.

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The collection includes (inside) military artifacts and memorabilia including National Guard weapons, uniforms and diaries dating back to World War I; and outside, static displays including an M47 Patton tank, F-101 Voodoo jet fighter,[2] and AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter.[3][4]

The Arsenal[]

The Arsenal, 1921. Tacoma Public Library Boland Collection

The building housing the museum, The Arsenal, was built in 1915–1916.[4][5] It predates the nearby Lewis Army Museum, just as the National Guard's Camp Murray is a generation older than the adjacent and larger Fort Lewis (now Joint Base Lewis-McChord).[6]

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