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West Point Museum

2110 New South Post Rd., West Point, NY
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in West Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Ft Myers, FL
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Cohoes, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Cape Cod
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you like military history this is a place for you. This museum covers West Point and army uniforms, and all sorts of weapons, as you would expect. The museum is not too large so a walk through can be accomplished along with a tour in a day easily.

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed showing my friends this wonderful, historical and educational facility at West Point. It renders a tour of the Point complete and should not be missed under any circumstances. I loved showing my grand children, as well as former military veteran and non-vet friends of mine this piece of Americana, that is seemingly overlooked... More

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San Diego, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum as part of our overall visit to West Point. I'd have stayed longer if time had allowed and would make a return visit given the opportunity. It is good for solo's and families of all ages!

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Miami, FL
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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Was a great interesting informative visit while at West Point . Lots of history enjoyed visit. So much to see take your time to take it all in. Many exhibits showing war battles.

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Westchester County, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The layout, the explanations, the detail -----its amazing and gets better everytime I visit to remind myslef what it took by so many to make this great nation! Go see it --- you owe yourself that!

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Great Neck, New York, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

One would think that the Defense Dept. would have a few bucks in its budget to do justice to the long and distinguished history of West Point. It is housed in an impressive old building. So far so good. Inside, the museum is like a long-neglected attic with display cases. Poorly lit exhibits are a redundant hodgepodge of uniforms, weaponry,... More

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BrianRWalden, Public Relations Manager at West Point Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, let me assure you we take all our reviews seriously. Your concerns are appreciated. In an era of sequestration, continuing resolutions, and budget cuts, museums are a lower priority than other concerns. That doesn’t mean the staff isn’t trying to improve. The museum is in a multi-year process of converting to LED lighting, and replacing... More

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