Fort Drum, 10th Mountain Division museum sets date to open new location in early 2022

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Sign welcomes motorists entering Fort Drum at the Iraqi Freedom Gate. To avoid rush-hour delays this summer at this gate, installation officials urge commuters to use the Mount Belvedere Gate, accessible from Watertown by Route 283 or from Interstate 81 by Route 342, or the 45th Infantry Division Gate, roughly two miles south of U.S. Route 11 traveling on Route 26 South.

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WWTI) — After months of construction, the Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division Museum has set a tentative opening date for its new location.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the 10th Mountain Division announced that work is continuing at its new museum location in Building 2509 on Colonel Reade Road. It is now expected to open in early 2022.

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The museum itself covers the history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum. It begins with native populations and covers the arrival of the U.S. Army in the North Country.

Additionally, the 10th Mountain Division Museum covers the development of the installation to the current day and the history of the famed 10th Mountain Division from its inception in the mountains of Colorado.

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