LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Armed Forces Museum


category : Museums
The Armed Forces Museum is dedicated to the preservation of military history from all branches of service for all eras.

The Museum has an extensive and varied collection of historic military memorabilia [uniforms, personal gear and items, weapons, and literature]. Tracked and wheeled vehicles, and armor. Including tanks, a DUKW, armored personnel carriers, armored cars, a Command car, a Weasel, two fire trucks, Three Field Ambulances, several jeeps, and Prototypes.


Admission: Donations Appreciated
Hours: May through October: 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. / daily
Winter hours: 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. / weekends
or by Appointment
Address: #1 Cut Street
Phone: 618-462-5237
Our Email: pwshetley@hotmail.com
Our Website:firearsn.empowering.com/armedforcesmuseum.htm

Come visit us in Alton, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Lincoln-Douglas Square

Lincoln-Douglas Square is the site of the 7

Alton, IL Historic Sites

Piasa Bird

The Piasa Bird (pronounced Pie-a-saw), is a local legend in the Alton area. Its foundings go back to 1673 when Father Jacques Marquette, in recording his famous journey down the Mississippi River with Louis Joliet, described the "Piasa"

Alton, IL Archaeology

Lovejoy Memorial

The Lovejoy State Memorial of granite and bronze commemorates abolitionist newspaper editor, Elijah P. Lovejoy, who was killed by a mob while defending his printing press at Alton on November 7, 1837. Lovejoy'

Alton, IL Memorials

Robert Pershing Wadlow Statue - Tallest Man

Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 - July 15, 1940), according to Guinness World Records, is the tallest man in medical history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He is often known as the Alton Giant. Wadlow reached an unprecedented 8 ft 11.1 in (272 cm) in height and weighed 439 lb (199

Alton, IL One Of A Kinds

National Great Rivers Museum

This 12,000 square foot facility located on the banks of the Mississippi River is dedicated to telling the story of the river. The museum features more than 20 exhibits and displays, many of which are highly interactive and computer-animated. Known as the "Father of Waters"

Alton, IL Discovery Centers

Things to do Museums near Alton, IL

Peterstown House

In Waterloo, remnants of the country's early history are preserved at this house, the only stagecoach stop still in tack alon...

Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House

This 158-year-old home has displays of Cival War artifacts, and Indian collections, and 1830's furnishings....

Alfred Brown Museum

This museum contains several different types of artifacts. The museum holds the best collection of post cards from the 1904 W...

Lewis Latzer Homestead

The founder of the Pet Milk Company built this house that was one of the first with electricity and running water inside. It ...

St. Louis Air & Space Museum

Learn about the history of aviation in the St. Louis Area....