Welcome to the official website of the

John F. Kennedy
Special Warfare Museum

at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Special Statement about the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum 1/27/2020

The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum is not closing; however, it is temporarily closed in order to conduct a 100 percent inventory. The museum will now fall under the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and will expand to include all of the ARSOF Regiments. The rich heritage of Special Forces will continue to be showcased throughout the command; however, instead of only having access to the history in one building, it will be available to our Soldiers, students, retirees and families throughout the command footprint. Rest assured the history and legacy of the Green Berets are alive and well and will continue to be shared and honored for generations to come.

John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum

The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum is located at Bldg D-2815 on the corner of Zabitosky and Ardennes. on Fort Bragg, N.C. The museum concentrates on the history of the Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Regiments.

The museum, one of the 64 U.S. Army museums in the country, has the mission to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant historical property in support of the proponencies, training and educational mission of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, making it the regimental museum for the U.S. Army Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations regiments including predecessor organizations from the American colonial period to the present.

This purpose is enhanced through its use as a training tool for all newly indoctrinated special operations Soldiers, during their qualification training, enabling them to see and hear the long heritage of the Soldiers and organizations who preceded them. Exhibits begin with World War I and include displays on the First Special Service Force, the Office of Strategic Service, and Detachment 101 in World War II, the Korean conflict, as well as modern actions in Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. It also serves to illustrate the unique and specialized part played by all aspects of the Army special operations community both in conflict and during crucial roles in peacetime. The museum has also proven itself to be a valuable recruiting catalyst.

For gift shop hours, please go to the JFK Web Store

Virtual Reading Room

RFK Speech- Authorizations for Green Beret

Partisan Warfare Lecture by William J. Donovan to Army War College

JFK Speech on Green Beret

JFK Speech to West Point 1962

Women in SOF

Additional information and museum contact information:

John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum
(910) 432-1533 or (910) 432-4272

For Tour Group Information click here


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