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“Gun Lovers Dream” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Firearms Museum

National Firearms Museum
11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA
703-267-1600
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Fairfax
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
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Owner description: Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.
Vienna, Virginia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Gun Lovers Dream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

History, Movie buffs, mobsters or cops - you name it, they have it and its free. An excellent firearms museaum, well presented in a nice atmosphere. A bit off the beaten path and maybe a few too many political messages for some but well worth the visit

Visited December 2013
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Mclean VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Awesome place for gun enthusiats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been here multiple times. This museum is a nice showcase of the history of guns. Racks and racks of guns from olden times to recent models all arranged in a spectacular showcase of world armament.

Must see for any gun enthusiast. I am strictly against violence of any kind but still enjoy going here...

Visited December 2012
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Fairfax, VA
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8 attraction reviews
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“Great History for Free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Firearms have shaped our history and the National Firearms Museum is a great place to learn. They have a great collection of firearms and a guarantee that you will learn something new. The best part is that it is FREE. Check out the the NRA Cafe after you visit.

Visited October 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Excellent, World-Class Collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Whatever your 2nd amendment views, or opinion of the NRA leadership, if you have any interest in firearms and firearm history this is a must see. The collection is amazingly comprehensive and includes some historically significant pieces. You could easily spend 3 or 4 hours here, especially if, like me, you are a "completionist" and just have to read all the arcane facts on each exhibit. And you cannot beat the price!!

Visited October 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Great Place to See the History of Firearms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Went here with my children several years back on a whim. I was totally surprised at the amount of history in this place. They have all kinds of weapons used by all kinds of people. We spent most of the morning here and had a great time. The kids especially loved it. Easy to get to and plenty of parking

Visited March 2013
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