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Virginia War Museum

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Address: 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23607
Phone Number: (757) 247-8523
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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War Memorial Museum

Local American Legion Post started this museum after the end of World War 1. City of Newport News took it's administration over in the 1950's. Many exhibits of war artifacts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Newport News, Virginia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The museum has a great amount of artifacts and old tanks and vehicles. Unfortunately, the staff was not all that friendly.

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Newport News, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Local American Legion Post started this museum after the end of World War 1. City of Newport News took it's administration over in the 1950's. Many exhibits of war artifacts covering our military for over 200 years. They have everything from hand guns to tanks and artillery guns as well as uniforms, medals, and all items used by our fighting... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Virginia War Museum has a nice collection of artifacts from the American Revolutionary War to Vietnam War era. Cost $7, APR 2015; $1 discount for AAA membership; $1 discount for Senior Citizens age 62 or over. Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Steam Locomotive #2756 & coal car (retired in 1963) is on display in Huntington Park adjacent to the War Memorial... More 

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Take time to read about the small wars as well as WWIand II. Lots of memorabilia here. Iraq not yet installed but in the works according to the curator.

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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
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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
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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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