Augusta Military Academy Alumni Foundation

Augusta Military Academy operated from 1874 to 1984, a total of 110 years.  In spite of being closed, the school has a very active and vibrant alumni community. This site keeps the legacy alive and provides alumni a community to interact with each other and keep the memories of AMA alive. The public is invited to peruse our site and learn more about the heritage of military academies in the U.S. through the memories and legacy of Augusta Military Academy.


As this unprecedented COVID emergency begins to wind down, the Augusta Military Academy Museum invites you to join us as we reopen to the public on a limited basis June 15th.  All State and local guidelines for safety will be strictly enforced.

We will have a grand reopening OPEN HOUSE, Friday July 24th  from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Come see what role our school played in the Shenandoah Valley’s history for over 100 years.  Admission is FREE and open to the public young and old alike.

Located in Fort Defiance on Route 11 just 2 miles north of Verona, Virginia.


“To preserve the traditions of the Augusta Military Academy and to honor the memory of the life and times of its alumni, faculty, staff, and supporting families through the AMA Museum, the Legacy Scholarship and the publication of The Bayonet.”

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