“Training, Tradition, Transformation”

The U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum actively collects and preserves objects related to Army training in the twentieth and twenty-first century. The collections currently include over 4,000 items related to the uniforms, weapons, training aids, military accoutrement, and equipment used during basic combat training from 1917, when Fort jackson first opened, to present.

The collections are available for research purposes, Monday-Friday, 9AM-4PM, upon request. To make a reservation to see the museum collections, please contact the museum Collections Manager at 803-751-6579.

Donating to the Museum

The U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum collections has been built from the donations of visitors and friends to the museum. The museum is happy to accept the donation of items related to U.S. Army training. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions in the collections, items outside the scope of our current mission statement cannot be accepted, but the collections staff will make every effort to help friends of the museum find a home for their treasures.

To contact the museum about making a donation, please call the museum’s Collections Manager at 803-751-6579 or email the Collections Manager at for more information.