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National Firearms Museum

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Address: 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA
Phone Number: 703-267-1600
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.

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Starts out good, but ends with a whimper

This is a good museum with TONS of guns. The enterance is good, nice descriptions of the fire arms, but about half way thru, the stop with the descriptions and just give you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a good museum with TONS of guns. The enterance is good, nice descriptions of the fire arms, but about half way thru, the stop with the descriptions and just give you computer monitors to look up the info. They display hundreds of guns, but no descriptions. I tried to use the computers and they all did not work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I don't think that you can find this kind of collection any where of just a single exhibit. I took my two sons ( 9 & 11), both really enjoyed the entire museum. Location was really easy since we were staying in Fairfax. You cannot beat free.

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Two words: "Hollywood Guns". Firearms used in many movies, including Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. Not to be missed!

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Not good for kids or anyone not interest in all types of weapons. Have to be interested in education and history of weapons, have thousands of different displays of guns.

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Spearsville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Really enjoyed. Very impressive firearms displays. And it is free. I would recommend this museum, especially if you are a lover of firearms end of the Second Amendment.

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portsmouth, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We chose an overnight in the area to take in the museum and gun range . We were NOT disappointed. This is a must see for any gun enthusiast you know . The museum is free. What a variety and historical prospective of firearms of all sizes. Allow a good 2 hours+ depending on how much you choose to read... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Just off a main road in a twin office tower - you drive under a bridge between the two buildings onto a parking deck. As you face the buildings from the parking deck the Museum is in the building on the left. Firearms from the very ornate art pieces to utilitarian firearms are on display from the earliest era's to... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia USA
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Clean,comfortable seating in a new facility in the Mosaic District. You choose your seat before entering the theater which offers a wide selection of new films. They offer special pricing on different days of the week, i.e. seniors, kids.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Trying to find the words to describe the NRA museum is nearly impossible. This is one of the most amazing collections of firearms I have ever seen. Take your time when you go, you wont regret it!

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Rowlett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It is well worth your time. Very well organized by time period. Great pieces of history! Very glad we went!

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Additional Information about National Firearms Museum

Address: 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA
Phone Number: 703-267-1600
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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