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Forgotten Warriors

529 Forrestal Rd, Cape May Airport, Rio Grande, NJ
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Rio Grande
Type: Military Museums
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Glenwood, NJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I still remember my draft lottery number - 172. This exhibit floored me and it gave me insight on things I never knew. to the young, this exhibit may not mean much. But to folks our age, it was an eye opener. I never knew of the Empty Table tradition - however, once I saw it - I couldn't move... More

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Pleasant Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

As a Vietnam veteran, I was not enthusiastic about visiting this museum until I got there. The area is relatively small, but packed with interesting equipment and memorabilia. The museum included many items that would be very familiar to anyone who served. While I visited I ran into a Canadian family with teenagers who had questions from their study of... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is a unique museum started by a dedicated Viet Nam veteran and it contains an outdoor area with a variety of military vehicles including a Navy river patrol boat and an inside area with a tremendous variety of donated items from the Viet Nam and Korean war conflicts. The inside displays provide an intimate glimpse into the daily life... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This museum is located next to the Aviation Museum and both are certainly worth the visit. As a former active Marine, I truly appreciated seeing all of the donated memorabilia from all branches of the service who participated in the Vietnam War. I got to see some items that I had actually used in the field decades ago. This is... More

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East Syracuse, New York
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The FW.V.M. is just a short walk from the NAS Wildwood Museum. The complete collection is made of items/exhibits donated by veterans of both the Korean & Vietnam wars. Outside is a collection of weapons and vehicles. These include: An 8 inch howiter. A home made six barrel rocket launcher armored vehicle. Vietnam river rat partol boat. 10 wheel cargo... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Lots to see. I was impressed with the fact that much of what you see has been donated by people who were there. It is a very personal experience to these are all real people, not abstractions. The displays also include tribute to those who served ion Koea, during and after the conflict there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We came across this museum on our way to the Aviation Museum. There was a balance of photos, and personal histories, along with re-creations and actual military equipment, and artifacts brought or sent home from the war. Outside, on the grounds they had military equipment from Viet Nam. There were Veterans on site to answer questions and share their stories.... More

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

My husband and I came across the Forgotten Warriors museum as we were leaving the NAS Aviation Museum in Cape May. Although the Aviation Museum was great, it did not move us as did the veterans museum. The collection of artifacts, pictures, etc. is amazing, as is the dedication of the veterans who staff the museum. What is different about... More

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Neptune, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

My boyfriend is going to school to study history, and he LOVED this museum. The artifacts and displays even kept my interest. If you don't love history and have interest in the war, it might be boring for you. Its pretty boring for kids too. But the displays are an excellent commemoration to the soldiers. My first visit here was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

You will not forget your visit to this gem of a museum. There are memorabilia and artifacts from several wars and police actions. All greatly cared for and displayed with pride and reverance. Tucked away in the Cape May County Airport, it's worth the trip. We went back and I gave the gentleman who runs the museum my POW bracelet... More

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