All visitors must enter Fort Sam through one of the manned security gates. Security requirements are set by the Department of Defense and the Museum cannot change them. Address questions to the Visitors’ Center, 210-221-2651.
DOD cardholders can enter at any gate. All others must check in at one of the Visitor Centers for a Visitor Pass.
Picture ID (usually a driver’s license) is required for people 18 or older. You will be vetted at the Visitor Center, so you may not wish to ask for access if you have an outstanding warrant or are a convicted felon.
If visiting in a large group (more than 12 adults), please submit your Visit Request at least 10 working days prior. The following site has more information as well as the Unescorted Access Request form: http://www.jbsa.mil/Home/Visitor-Information/JBSA-Fort-Sam-Houston-Access-Requirements/
(or search the internet for “Fort Sam Houston access”).