United States Army Communications Electronics Museum
Kaplan Hall
Building 275
Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703
(732) 532-1682

This great museum is reported to have been closed by the federal government, with many of its historical objects relocated to the Aberdeen Proving Ground Museum in Maryland.

Since 1917, the U.S. Army has been pioneering electronic-communications technology, bringing about significant technological and scientific breakthroughs. Fort Monmouth was instrumental in developing the first radio-equipped meteorological balloon in 1928 and aircraft detection radar 1938. In 1946, the feasibility of space communication was demonstrated here.

A variety of exhibits feature photographs and artifacts that tell the story of the developments made here. Radar, transistors, night vision devices, communication and weather satellites, mass production of printed circuits, solar batteries, and other items which are today so common owe a debt to the innovation of Fort Monmouth's technical teams.

The Hall of Commanders tells the story of Fort Monmouth's contributions as a military post through photos and biographies of former commanders. Individuals and groups are welcome. Groups can arrange an educational Guided Tour.

Hours: Monday - Friday 12 - 4pm. Closed weekends. Call to confirm before visiting.
Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Local restaurants. Picnic in nearby parks.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Rt. 70 East to Garden State Pkwy. North to Exit 105 (Eatontown). Take Rt. 36 East to Eatontown. Turn north onto Rt. 35 and proceed about 1 mile to Fort Monmouth West Gate on right. Enter West Gate and proceed about a mile, bearing right onto Gosselin Ave. Museum is on right. 60 - 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

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