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“Kind of neat, quick to get through” 4 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 17 attractions in Fairfax
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
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Owner description: Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.
Brampton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Kind of neat, quick to get through”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Only takes an hour at the most to go through this museum. There are some pretty interesting guns there and it is a very cozy and nicely kept place.

Visited July 2014
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Ladue, Missouri, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Really Neat Place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Found this museum on Tripadvisor and stopped in on a Thursday afternoon. It is a free museum and the amount of items they have on display is truly amazing. I was able to go through the museum in about 1.5 hours but I would allow more if you are a gun buff. I visited with a friend of mine who is not a big gun fan and he really enjoyed the intricate and beautiful work on some of the guns. We also really enjoyed the gallery that featured all of the Hollywood weapons.

I do wish they offered tours with a docent as it would have been nice to have someone, "in the know," point out significant pieces. That being said I would recommend this museum to gun lovers and those with a passing interest in firearms. It's a must see stop if you are in the DC area.

Visited June 2014
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Centreville, Virginia
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“Fantastic Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Visited the National Firearms Museum numerous times, both alone and with children. Very educational for both. I especially appreciated the history - from blunderbus to modern. And the curator was most helpful - pointed out the M14 that i was looking for, my training rifle. The NFM is also a great visit for Boy Scouts. Contact the NFM beforehand and you'll probably get a specially guided tour.

Visited February 2014
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albany ny
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25 attraction reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“a nice find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My daughter and I were not thrilled about going to this but actually found it to be a good museum. Great movie guns section- cool tusks at the fireplace.

Visited May 2014
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Romney, West Virginia
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“A young man's dream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My father took me here in '87 when I was a young teenager. I have only been this amazed and in awe, by the Air and space museum, and the museum of natural history. I took 2 rolls of 110 film photos, and created an entire photo album which I still have. Can you imagine that? An entire photo album filled with all of the historic firearms which I dream of. If you love history, well, don't miss out on this.

Visited June 2013
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