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Virginia War Museum

9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 247-8523
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Ranked #6 of 23 Attractions in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Danville, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
73 attraction reviews
657 helpful votes 657 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Newport News, Virginia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
52 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Abita Springs, Louisiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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