The planned June 2020 opening of the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir will be delayed on account of the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, the U.S. Army announced Thursday.
The Army said in its press release that “some of the exhibit gallery finishing work” has been delayed by the COVID crisis. A new opening date has not been announced.
“Although disappointing, postponing the opening of the museum is a proactive and appropriate decision,” Tammy E. Call, the museum’s director, said in the release (read here). “[A]nd we stand ready to resume that work as soon as possible.”
The National Museum of the United States Army is located on an 84-acre site on Fort Belvoir. It broke ground in late 2015 before starting construction in 2016.
You can learn more about the museum on its website here.