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

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 public health pandemic, the Washington National Guard Museum is temporarily closed. Once health concerns have passed, the Museum will reopen. If you still want to talk with us, the quickest way is to use the contact us form , send us an email or reach out to us on Facebook. Thank you for your support and STAY SAFE!

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.


Do you have a copy of the latest book about the Washington National Guard? Need another copy for a friend or relative? Check out the Washington National Guard from Arcadia’s Images of America series. We have copies that are signed by the authors.


Washington National Guard State Historical proudly supports the Wreaths Across America program. Thank you to everyone that sponsors a wreath. Don’t want to wait until Nov or worried you might forget? You can sign up to sponsor a wreath year round.

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 and are open to all. We are currently using virtual meeting technologies. Please contact us for meeting information)

July 14: Board Meeting 6p
August 11: Board Meeting 6p
Sept 8: Board Meeting 6p
Oct 13: Board Meeting 6p
Nov 10: Board Meeting 6p
Dec 8: Board Meeting 6p

Hours of Operation:

Temporarily Closed due to COVID.

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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