Exhibits at the Fort Sam Houston Museum depict the history of the installation in chronological order from 1845. The history of the post is displayed in ten major periods of development of Fort Sam Houston. Each exhibit highlights important events during the period and includes the uniform, weapons and equipment of the soldiers and photos or other graphic media. Additional exhibits feature distinguished soldiers or units which have served here. Supplementary exhibits present topics of general military interest such as weaponry and military rations.