Aside from these military offices, Fort Lee is also the address of two Army Museums, the U.S. Army Women’s Museum and the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum.
A collection preservation site is also being planned by the Army’s Ordnance Museum. This stronghold is named after General Robert E. Lee.
Throughout the Revolutionary War, Fort Lee served as a communication center and supply depot providing a critical connection between Hopewell and Petersburg.
Towards the end of the war, a small band of Americans and British Tory Troops clashed between Petersburg and the present-day Fort Lee.
The fort is maintained by the US Military to provide training, leadership development, logistics doctrine, and materiel solution for its personnel. The objective is to maintain top-caliber military machinery with expeditionary capabilities even during during peacetime. On the average, there are between 3000 to 4200 military students being trained in this facility at any given period.
It is home to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM)/ Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE), The U.S. Army Transportation School, the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, the Army Logistics University (ALU), Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), and the U.S. Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA).
There are a lot of tourist attractions within the immediate vicinity of Fort Lee. Less than 20 minutes is the Metro Richmond Zoo which roughly 26 miles from the fort. The Pocahontas State Forest is about 15 miles away in Chesterfield.
Other points of interest nearby include the Woodland Vineyard, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, and the Chickahominy State Wildlife Management Area.
There is also an abundance of watering holes in the area: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Haxall Brewing, Hops Grillhouse & Brewery, Legend Brewing, Richbrau Brewery, and Rock Creek Brewing.
There are a number of private and public school systems close to Fort Lee. Students of families residing at the fort attend the Prince George County School System. Parents are required to submit a few documents if they want to register their children in school: previous school records, proof of residency, certificate of immunizations, comprehensive physical examination, social security number, and a birth certificate of the child. There is a school bus service that stops at selected spots in the housing area within Fort Lee as well as the temporary lodging area.
For those who have very young children, the Child Development Center offers a Full day Program specially designed for children ages 4 years and below. There is also the Hourly Care Program for children 5 years and under.
The Kenner Army Health Clinic in Fort Lee takes care of the medical needs of personnel assigned the installation. Kenner also provides a shuttle service to other hospitals nearby such as the health clinic at Langley Air Force Base, McDonald Army Health Center at Fort Eustis, and the Naval Medical Center-Portsmouth. The Kenner Clinic has a complete range of outpatient services that can accommodate pediatric and adult primary care.
The Fort Lee Commonwealth Communities manages housing inside the fort. There are three rank designations for the distribution of housing: officers, senior NCOs, and junior non-commissioned officers. There is also temporary lodging quarters in Fort Lee at the Lodging Extended Stay and Transient.