Augusta Military Academy Museum

The Augusta Military Academy Museum is located in the AMA Alumni House in Fort Defiance, Virginia.  The museum sits among stately old trees and expansive lawns on the grounds of the now-closed military academy.  Fort Defiance is located eight miles north of Staunton on U.S. Route 11, the historic Valley Pike.  AMA was the first of several secondary-level, military academies in Virginia, and one of the first schools in the country to adopt a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program.  The school had a major educational, social, and economic impact on this area of the Shenandoah Valley for over 100 years.Closed on Mondays. For more information, go to