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Virginia War Museum

9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 247-8523
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Newport News, VA
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very professional museum. Many outstanding exhibits, and reasonable price. A great upgrade from a previous dust collector.

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Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I stopped by this small museum on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and was pleasantly surprised. They have an outstanding collection of firearms, uniforms and other small war artifacts from pre-Revolutionary time period up through Vietnam. If you are a history buff or are interested in military weapons, this is worth a stop. They also have a small collection of artillery... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The museum building is surrounded by armor and artillery, including a 40 mm "duster" and an "atomic" cannon, capable of firing a nuclear shell. Inside the building is a gift shop with some good deals .Any one who has served in the military will find something to identify with, The little known oil portrait of Adolf Hitler seems almost lifelike.... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Again, we spent many memorable hours visiting the extremely well documented war exhibits, showing the Military personnel, their habits, clothing, & living conditions. Also the Battlefields were very well defined. An Excellent way to spend a day!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
75 attraction reviews
568 helpful votes 568 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This museum goes over every major U.S. war, from the Revolutionary war up to Vietnam and it mainly focuses on the weapons used in war (firearms, cannons, tanks, missiles, etc.). What makes it stand out from other area museums is that it displays weapons and military items from other countries like Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia, Vietnam, Hungary, Finland, and Romania.... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The exhibits actually starts before you even enter the museum. Around the museum grounds were different pieces of armor, cannons etc... a little further off were various monuments to those lost during Vietnam, and a submariners monument. Once inside the place starts off looking small, as you first see a Renault light tank, but the hallways keep going on and... More 

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Lenox Dale, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
53 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Virginia War Museum has an extensive collection of uniforms and weapons on display. I particularly enjoy the propaganda poster exhibit. There are so many posters on display, that I spent close to an hour appreciating them. There are also several "big guns" on display outside the museum that can be seen up close and personal without paying admission to... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This musuem is amazing. It is a hidden gem. It covered the America Revolution to Viet Nam. I learned so much. They did an excellent job explaing about each war and in chronological order. It helped understand the reasoning behind every war. They displayed everyone's side of the war. They had a lot of artifacts. We saw and got to... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Particularly liked the WW2 exhibit. A lot to see and read about. A nice size. Check out the kid's camps online. Outstanding! Finally, don't miss the stuff outside.

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Decatur, IL, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our visit to the Virginia War Museum was very educational & amazing. We learned a lot of what happened during the wars around the world since World War I. Lot of artifacts were there from all the wars to give you a better understanding of really went on in the war. It's sad, because this is history and it's fact... More 

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