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West Point Museum

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Address: 2110 New South Post Rd., West Point, NY
Phone Number: 845-938-3590
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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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Small but full of great miltary memorabilia

We were very pleased to see such an extensive collection in this small museum. There was no charge but donations were accepted. Not really a museum for children but definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Onancock, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We were very pleased to see such an extensive collection in this small museum. There was no charge but donations were accepted. Not really a museum for children but definitely for those who are interested in firearms throughout military history!

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Closter, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Check to be sure you can get in, usually in conjunction with an event. It is a tribute to the current military and to tghe History of the United States.

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Stow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I had no idea of the history and tradition that leads us up to todays version of West Point. It goes back to George Washington and brings us up to todays military heroes and military battles. As a peace time activist, there is a secure feeling knowing what goes into making of a West Point cadet.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I considered it a privilege to visit West Point and to be walking in the footsteps of: Grant, Lee, Douglas MacArthur, Omar Bradley, Dwight Eisenhower, Norman Schwarzkopf et al. I took the tour around the grounds as well as viting the Museum. The scenery was stunning and the academy was so worth the effort I made to get there. Having... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great museum. Unfortunately we did not have nearly enough time to see the museum. What we saw was wonderful.

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Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Have been there numerous times over the years with Scout Troop. It is a must see for the military enthusiast or anyone interested in warfare. Great displays, actually armor, weapons etc from through the ages. Nice little gift shop.

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Long Pond, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Well planned museum with a lot to see. Make sure you take the 2-hour tour of the military academy. Online reservations a breeze via West Point Tours.

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Garner, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had been looking forward to going there for years; however, it was much smaller than I thought it would be. I would love to get into their storage facility. Don't miss it.

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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you are a history buff or just interested in learning more about our country it is worth it we spent approx. 2 1/2hrs in the museum.......

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orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

we are big museum people and this ranks up there with the Smithsonian - incredible objects and history - not just WP but time periods uniforms and military

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