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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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Be sure to visit the West Point Museum when visiting the US Military Academy

In order to get a bird’s eye view of wars from ancient Egypt to World war 11 and beyond, there can be no easier way then to visit the West Point Museum. If you are not into wars... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

In order to get a bird’s eye view of wars from ancient Egypt to World war 11 and beyond, there can be no easier way then to visit the West Point Museum. If you are not into wars then there are different uniforms, flags and weapons of all kinds. All in all well worth a visit.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took a wonderful one hour tour getting a great overview of West Point. The tour left from the visitor center. Our tour was with Madison who was extremely informative and did a great job keeping our group together and answering random questions from the group. The views from Trophy Point are gorgeous! The information shared was interesting enough to... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There is a bus that offers a one hour or two hour tour and it is well worth it. We took the one hour tour and then went on our own into the museum for another hour.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

While the West Point Museum is rather small, it is packed with wonderful information. It is just big enough to provide a glimpse into U.S. military history.

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New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I like history and this place offers a lot of exposure to it. I like reading the large posters of famous people who graduated from WP Academy. I also enjoyed reading about the many accomplishments of more recent cadets.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Interesting exhibits. Nice collection of weaponry. Gives a detailed history of West Point Academy. Definitely recommend for people interested in military history.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Military history isn't my thing, but I still found this museum well done. My husband could have explored the exhibits for days - literally. It's conveniently located right behind the Visitor Center and don't miss the museum gift shop - it has different items from the Visitor Center. The West Point grounds are beautiful and the views of the Hudson... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Beautiful to visit, museums, theatre , concert venues at ike hall, sports , michie stadium, army football, baseball, rugby so many things to see, cadet chapel, make sure you bring picture I D so you can get through gate beautiful thayer hall, outstanding food, great place for civilians everything army its great for kids. Enjoy the benefits your taxes offer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were visiting the Hudson Valley with friends and were very impressed by the West Point Academy and the museum. One of our friends had attended the Academy and his wife and sister in law had worked at West Point so we had a great tour. The grounds are huge and the chapel is more like a Cathedral than a... More 

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Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We happen to be in the neighborhood and decided to detour to West Point. It was graduation time and lots of families, hustle and bustle. Grounds were beautiful. You could feel like you were walking on historic ground. Very interesting museum if you're into military history.

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Additional Information about West Point Museum

Address: 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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