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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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Four Floors of History

Honestly not a big fan of history, but this place was very interesting. A lot of care went in to getting artifacts and recreating influential periods in the history of war and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Honestly not a big fan of history, but this place was very interesting. A lot of care went in to getting artifacts and recreating influential periods in the history of war and, specifically, the military foundation in the United States. Two floors are dedicated to weapons, one focusing on the hand-held and the other on larger items. Be aware that... More 

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belton, tx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Expected more displays from generals who have attended West Point. Expected it to be MUCH CLEANER. Even the hand sanitizer dispenser was dirty and bathrooms were nasty. Can we please have a little more national pride than this?

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you have an extra 1-2 hours, visit the West Point Museum and learn about the history of the academy, warfare, weapons, and people associated with West Point. One can see a sword that belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte, a pistol owned by Hitler, and a replica of the A-bomb dropped on Japan.

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a mix of the history of West Point and military history, As you might expect, there are a great collection of artifacts from the founding of our country to today. Four floors, and there is an elevator and wheelchairs available. We did not do the tour, but spent a couple hours on just the museum.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went to get more history on West Point since our son is a new Cadet. Very nice exhibits in a beautiful building. This would be good for people into history or weapons as there is plenty of both here. Nice artwork at the museum too.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We purchased the two hour tour on line a few weeks ahead of our visit . After lunch at a nearby restaurant we We Boarded the bus outside of the campus. A short ride into the campus we began our tour. We visited a chapel which was one of five . The tour included a lengthy time spent in the... More 

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were visiting the base for an admissions tour, and stopped on our way out to visit this museum. EXCELLENT displays and explanations of military history and the evolution of warfare. My children especially enjoyed the large and small weapons galleries.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An excellent display of military weaponry from tiny bullets to big tanks. Some history about West Point and the wars that the US Army was in.

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Portage MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This interesting museum is open to the public. It is not large, but interesting. The displays are well presented and informative. There are several floors, but an elevator to use. It is not very large and will probably only take an hour to see most of all of it. The gift shop has some good books for purchase, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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