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Virginia War Museum

Address: 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23607
Phone Number: (757) 247-8523
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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, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

don't let its modest appearance or size fool you this museum will take hours for you to experience it is a jewel it is definitely worth the visit if you are a history militaria buff I cannot say enough good things about it it is worth the visit and it is very inexpensive to visit definitely worth the while

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nj, usa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This appeals to any war buff. An overlooked museum without crowds, they had excellent displays on all the US wars with an excellent collection of big guns and tanks (such as a German 88 and an Iraqi IED).

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

For any enthusiast of military history, this is a great place to stop and spend a few hours in the morning to go through history of the US. There are several pieces of military hardware on display in the garden, just walking around the museum looking at them can be fun. The museum itself is a little dated and probably... More 

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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
20 helpful votes 20 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
86 attraction reviews
590 helpful votes 590 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
57 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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