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Virginia War Museum

9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 247-8523
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you're in the Richmond area this is a wonderful museum! Perfectly laid out it gives honor to all of Virginia's veterans, in every war. The WWII Video is very nicely done. And the museum staff are very knowledgeable. Plan on spending 2-3 hours taking a stroll through the museum and the grounds. Admission was free, and they have a... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is one of the coolest places I have been. The amount of war time artifacts and posters featured her will draw in any history buff. It is a small museum offering up big knowledge and fun. The WWII room is something you will never forget!

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Rock Spring, Georgia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Virginia War Museum was thoroughly enjoyed by our party. We were extremely surprised by the amount of artifacts in the museum. A must see for history buffs.

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Newport News, Virginia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
20 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

After living in Newport News for 30 years, we finally made it to this museum as part of the City's "free" Ambassador program (city residents get to visit one museum a week during January). It is well kept and contains exhibits and artifacts from all of the conflicts in which the US has engaged. The place is pristine and very... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

First, let me preface this by saying I had 2 young kids with me, so we had to move through very quickly. I would not take little kids to this museum since they can't really touch or understand anything. There are no pics of anything bloody though, so I guess it's kinda kid friendly in that way. There were a... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

excellent museum, again not as large as some but jam packed with many items, well organized, full of information visited both this museum and fort eustis transportation museum both excellent, this one has a small fee but there are also dollar off coupons you can get so well worth the trip my teenage boys loved it had to drag them... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I was really excited to visit this local museum, but left wanting more. If you're a World War buff, this place is for you! Great exhibits covering that era. I'm a Civil War fan and the exhibits covering that period were lacking. Not much to see. For a state that hosted the majority of battles during the Civil War, I... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Really enjoyed this place . There are many displays and a lot to read. Only wish there were a few more benches to sit and rest.

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Brick, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

From the Revolutionary War to current times, the Virginia War Museum follows the military history. Very comprehensive. It may be a little too much for younger children.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

As a retired Marine Corps Infantry Officer, I am always on the lookout for a good museum or historical site; I was thoroughly impressed! This museum is easy to find, has plenty of parking, and the interior is well-laid out; and well-maintained. The museum contains the following major periods/events: Revolutionary War; War of 1812; War with Mexico; Civil War; Indian... More

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