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Virginia War Museum

9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 247-8523
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Ranked #7 of 23 attractions in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Syracuse
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A large and well-displayed collection of small arms and uniforms -- US and enemies. Nice to see WWII displays for Italy, Hungary, Rumania, etc. and not just U.S. & Germany. Quite a few artillery pieces including a Gatling gun and a WWII "88" in all its sinister glory -- there are more artillery pieces outside. And inside are two tanks,... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While visiting my parents, we decided to visit the Virginia War Museum with my parents and kids. My youngest, who is 6, repeatedly told us that history is boring. Then again, she is 6 and doesn't really understand all of what she saw. My mom, who served in the Navy in the late 1960s, was a little disappointed at the... More

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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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54 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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