Washington National Guard Historical Society


National Guard Museum
Camp Murray, Washington


“Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Washington National Guard webpage highlighting the Heritage and History of the Washington Army and Air National Guard skillfully displayed in our Museum. The Museum is proudly sponsored and operated by the Washington National Guard State Historical Society.”

              Adjutant General

Major General Bret D. Daugherty
The Adjutant General and Director
of the Washington Military Department

Are you a past or present member of the Washington National Guard, or a family member of a Washington Guardsman, who served during an operation in support of the Global War on Terrorism (including Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, etc)??? We want to talk with YOU!! Please contact us to schedule some time to chat about your experiences.


   Raven Conversations on DVID

Raven Conversations – Want to hear an interesting story about the Washington National Guard? Listen to Raven Conversations, the official podcast of the Washington National Guard, which can be found on DVIDS, iTunes or your favorite podcast player.

Come join us for a night at the museum on Saturday Nov 2, 2019. Beginning at 4p, there will be a book signing for the newest book about the WNG from Arcadia’s Images of America series. Limited number of books are available. We will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the museum with free refreshments.


Washington National Guard State Historical proudly supports the Wreaths Across America program. Thank you to everyone that sponsors a wreath. Sponsorship is available during the year. Last day to sponsor a Holiday Wreath for 2019 is 7 December 2019.

The WA National Guard Museum dedicated the new
On Dec. 5, 2018
See our Research Collections page for more information.

Upcoming Events:

(Board Meetings begin at 6 pm at the museum and are open to all)

Dec Work Day: 7 Dec
Dec Board Meeting: 11 Dec CANCELLED
Jan 2020 Work Day: 4 Jan 2020
Jan 2020 Board Meeting: 8 Jan 2020
Feb Work Day: 1 Feb
Feb Board Meeting: 12 Feb
Mar Work Day: 7 Mar
Mar Board Meeting: 11 Dec
Apr Work Day: 4 Apr
Apr Board Meeting: 8 Apr

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Friday  9 am – 3 pm or by appointment (253) 512-7834.
We are also open during the work days noted above.

Directions to the Museum:

The Washington National Guard Museum is located on Camp Murray in the historic “Arsenal” Building, Building #2.


Collect, preserve, display and interpret the historic properties and institutional heritage of the Militia and National Guard of Washington, so that departed comrades may be honored, present Guard members instructed and inspired and all citizens educated.

Camp Murray

Outdoor displays on the Camp Murray reservation are available weekdays for viewing. Contact us or call (253) 512-7834 for an appointment to interpret displays with our helpful staff.





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