Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

San Antonio : Fort Sam Houston - Fort Sam Houston Museum, U.S. Army Medical Department Museum, Randolph Army Airfield

The city’s first permanent U.S. military installation, Fort Sam Houston, is a National Historic Landmark and home of the Fort Sam Houston Museum. Housed in a 1905 mess hall, the museum’s artifacts and photos survey fort history from its 1870s inception to the present. Fort Sam Houston also encompasses the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum. As the nation’s only Army medical museum, the 40,000-square-foot facility traces military medical advances and their impact on national healthcare.


  • 3898 Stanley Road, Bldg 1046
  • Fort Sam Houston
  • San Antonio , Texas
  • 78234


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Free



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Read more about Fort Sam Houston in the Handbook of Texas Online.