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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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281 helpful votes 281 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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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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