Fort Benning Gallery
As you exit the Last 100 Yards, a loud and rather intimidating drill sergeant draws you instantly
into the Fort Benning training environment. Here you’ll explore what turns ordinary citizens into
Soldiers, willing to lay down their lives for their country.
Follow young men from their first haircut to their midnight march. Besides basic training, you’ll
learn about the advanced and specialized training offered at Fort Benning, including Airborne,
Ranger and Officer Candidate School.
Through the windows at the rear of the museum, you’ll see the five-acre parade field and
stadium where thousands of new Infantrymen graduate every year.
One corner of the gallery celebrates the unique relationship between Fort Benning and
Columbus, the community that opened its arms to Soldiers back in 1919.
The Benning Gallery also houses the EST 2000 Rifle Range, where civilians of all ages can test
their skills on the same simulator used to train soldiers!
Once you’ve “completed your training” at Ft. Benning, head downstairs to experience specific
eras of Infantry history.