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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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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.......

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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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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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Free, well maintained, year round, excellent exhibits, mostly focused on the US Army war participations, some of the exhibits are ultra rare, so get there and enjoy it.

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Bellport, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Free. Galleries focus on West Point, the Army, small arms, large arms, history of warfare, and American wars. Display texts are dated in some places: the material on Indian enemies and the Indian wars, for example, needs some updating and even correction. But other parts are excellent, like the history of the Army's contributions to exploration, engineering, and expansion.

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Colorado
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275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

To begin to understand the incredible history of the United States Military Academy at West Point, one has to visit the West Point Museum for starters. This small but extremely comprehensive museum is free to visit, but donations are accepted and encouraged. All four levels of the museum are filled with fascinating artifacts, information, paintings, uniforms, and even weapons dating... More 

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Seattle
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The West Point Museum has many galleries through which to stroll, from the progression of weaponry through the years, to history of the various wars, and of course the history of West Point and the Army, with interesting artifacts throughout the museum. One really interesting item was the diamond encrusted baton given by Hitler to Goering. There is also a... More 

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Ft Myers, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The museum is great, however I HIGHLY recommend taking the two hour tour, it was definitely my favorite part of this trip. Our guide was informative, and interesting, I walked away feeling educated and inspired. . The Cemetery at West Point, NY is well worth the time and the emotions. There are so many hero's, so many stories, and if... More 

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West Point, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The West Point Museum is a worthwhile investment of your time and intellect. Children love it, especially if you follow a visit to the museum at the Visitor's Center with a tour of the captured cannons on Trophy Point overlooking the West Point overlook of the majestic Hudson River (about 2 miles North of the Visitor's Center on the main... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The museum at West Point is a must see for anyone interested in military history, weapons, or history in general. The museum is filled with various firearms, swords, polearms, knives, and various other weapons. Plus learn about America's famous and lesser-known heroes, from the generals whose names we all know to the first female West Point grad killed in action.... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A nice introduction to the Academy grounds.It is wonderful, historical, gothic.Great start to a tour. Lots lots of displays batlle and military hstory

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