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West Point Museum

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Address: 2110 New South Post Rd., West Point, NY 10996
Phone Number: +1 845-938-3590
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10:30 am - 4:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The mission of the West Point Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and...

The mission of the West Point Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret historically significant artifacts pertaining to the United States Military Academy, United States Army and the Profession of Arms. The Museum will supplement cadet academic, cultural and military instruction and provide educational programs and services for military and civilian personnel. As a public institution, the museum stimulates interest in the United States Military Academy, the United States Army and the Military profession. In addition to the main museum building in Olmsted Hall, the Museum also administers Fort Putnam which it operates seasonally. The Museum also maintains part of its collection on display on Post with the cannon collection on Trophy Point, The superintendant portraits in the Cadet Mess and artwork in many of the academic and administrative buildings. All visitors to the United States Military Academy are encouraged to tour the Museum to view what is considered to be the oldest and largest diversified public collection of miltaria in the Western Hemisphere.

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a must for military historians

I only had a few minutes to check out the museum, which was laid out on 3 levels and 2 small wings. But I am glad I did. I went through 2 wings - the history of American wars... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Gardena, California
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Gardena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only had a few minutes to check out the museum, which was laid out on 3 levels and 2 small wings. But I am glad I did. I went through 2 wings - the history of American wars (upper level) and small armaments (lower level). I was impressed with the quality and authenticity of the exhibits and materials on... More 

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West Point, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place to see and is filled with memorabilia you won't see elsewhere, including arrows from the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Robert E. Lee's uniform from when he was a cadet here, and numerous other items specific to military history and accomplished officers who graduated from here. Free admission (a donation is suggested by sign, but... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great museum which covers the history of the us army. allow at least half a day to do it justice. covers back to the formation of the army

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came for a day trip for a tour of the campus and stopped by the museum as well. The exhibits are detailed and interesting but are mostly military uniforms and weapons. This place is great for families with children interested in military service.

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Homer, New York, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This was a great place. I haven't been to the museum since it was just off the parade grounds in the 70's. Very well set up.

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Hempfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Although we didn't get to tour the full museum we still enjoyed this. We took the bus tour over to the academy. Here we got to see the chapel as well as the cemetery, and spectacular fall foliage views. Definitely worth the trip. Next time I would plan a longer visit as there is a lot to see. Definitely gives... More 

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This was my second trip to West Point and I pledged that I would give my group enough time to fully take in this fine museum. From battle histories to weapon histories to uniform histories, this museum has it all and more. For someone who studies the history of warfare this museum is a must visit. Give yourself a few... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This museum is free. There is a great variety of things to see here- from weapons & uniforms to a tank & army jeep. You can stay an hour , but if you want to see eveything in depth, plan for even longer. Neat stuff!

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you visit West Point, the this is a MUST stop for you. Filled with lots of historical information and lots of dioramas with original equipment from various battles. The museum is on the grounds of the former Ladycliff College. It is literally just outside the West Point gate. Especially a great stop if weather isn't cooperating. This is a... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Large collection of military weapons. The museum does a good job of presenting a timeline through the history of wars. The museum can be visited without entering the gate at West Point. The museum is located behind the visitors center so be careful not to miss it. I recommend visiting the West Point museum while in the area.

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