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West Point Museum

2110 New South Post Rd., West Point, NY
845-938-3590
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in West Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Traveler Description:      The West Point Museum and the West Point Visitor's Center are located next to each other just off West Point Highway next to the Academy.  The... more »
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our visit. Great gift shop. The bathrooms could have used a little attention but there were quite a few people there. Picked up some items for some West Point Alums who are friends.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were in the area on family vacation and decided to stop at West Point. This place is still on my list of top 10 beautiful spots in the north east to visit. The views from Trophy Point, overlooking the Hudson River, are second to none and the stone architecture of many of West Point's buildings is something to be... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

While most of the artifacts and history exhibits here concentrate on showing the history of West Point, it has an outstanding collection of military donated to West Point over the years. The artillery piece that fired the first US shots during WW1 and the safety fuse for the atomic bomb "Fat Man" are among these items. Over the years, an... More

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Irmo, SC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We took our son (age 14) and his cousin (age 9) to West Point to check it out while we were in NY for vacation. We didn't do the campus tour due to time restraints. We probably should have. We did tour the visitor center and the museum. It is 4 floors of military heaven. The boys and my husband... More

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Greer, South Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was quite a nice little museum!! A lot of history about the area and of course - the military! Had teens and kids there and all were interested in different aspects. Stop in if you are nearby!

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Stony Point, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Free museum showcasing all wars involving US forces. Located outside the Thayer Gate of West Point. Good restaurants & ice cream shop across the street.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This represents my third visit to the military academies Museum West Point. Each visit has been superior to last the museum is filled with beautiful artifacts and an informative display of our military history from 1776 through the present. It's free so be sure to take all the family to see it.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Well done presentations and exhibits, and close to a huge gift shop! Learn about the history of the U.S. and the Military Academy!

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New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This museum is free, and certainly worth a visit if you're visiting West Point. There are displays about the history of war, West Point itself, as well as weapons in general. It's a small museum and not worth going out of your way to see on its own, but it complements a visit to the beautiful and historic West Point.... More

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Alexandria,VA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Museum shows the progression of weaponry through the ages. Several different rooms display clearly and well documented objects, and the store offers many items related to the Academy.

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