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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
Description: 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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Do not miss this when you visit West Point

Some very unique armaments and displays. Well worth the visit. Parking is available and and you get a bus to tour West point from the visitors center which is next to the museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Some very unique armaments and displays. Well worth the visit. Parking is available and and you get a bus to tour West point from the visitors center which is next to the museum.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I like museums. And this one is right up there as museums go. Thoroughly recommended. Lots of vehicles, uniforms, weapons and above all history. Even the building is grand.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The West Point Museum is a good place to learn about U.S. military history as well as the history of West Point.The drive up to West Point is also nice, especially in the fall, when the leaves on the trees are turning.

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Morton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

While you're at West Point, be sure to stop into the museum - it's behind and to the right of the visitor's center. They have a wonderful collection of artwork, memorabilia and small/large arms. We were there during a heat wave, and the A/C for the 2nd floor and above was dead, so those floors were closed. However, the exhibits... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The West Point Museum is probably the oldest and largest military museum in the United States. It includes unique items such as Napoleon's sword and the safety plug removed from the Nagasaki atomic bomb.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very interesting exhibits focused on West Point and history of the various wars. Of particular interest to me were the personal items that belonged to Goering (Germany, WWII) and a small pistol belonging to Hitler. There's also an extensive arms exhibit. The museum is a must-see.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I recommend this museum as a starting if you plan to go to West Point. For what space they have its set up rather well. Military history buffs would just Love this place. There is something from every era of the US Military.

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Parkton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nicely put together displays. Kids found lots of interest and gift shop a hit too. It took about an hour or so to look at all the displays. Smaller kids may not be as interested but my 11 &14 yr olds enjoyed. Easy parking and not overcrowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There are so many displays of the actual artifacts that it is difficult to describe them all. Anyone interested in U.S. history, especially in its wars, needs to visit here. One can see uniforms, weapons, documents including Gen. Custer's last communique asking for help at Little Bighorn, as well as fun artifacts such as baseballs used in Army-Navy baseball games.

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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Most of the museum is weapons, which became boring for me after a while. But do not miss the big artillery down in the basement. It is pretty cool. You could spend from 45 minutes to 2 hrs here, depending on your interest level.

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Additional Information about West Point Museum

Address: 2110 New South Post Rd., West Point, NY 10996
Phone Number: +1 845-938-3590
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  West Point
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:15 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 4:15 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:15 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:15 pm

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