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Address: 125 Park Ave., Danbury, CT 06810
Phone Number: +1 203-790-9277
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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History on the fly

Spur of the moment visit was worth the $8 price of admission and time spent. There is much history and information gathered in one tiny museum. There are pieces from multiple U.S... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Spur of the moment visit was worth the $8 price of admission and time spent. There is much history and information gathered in one tiny museum. There are pieces from multiple U.S. wars/battles and from both sides. Some of the pieces include: 9/11 trade center, Berlin Wall, 10th mountain division, desert storm, glider transport as well as many others. It... More 

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Brewster, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We took the kids there to see the tanks and collections they house. It was very interesting and informative. Great place to take the kids. The people who work there are very nice and are able to answer lots of questions. They have a lot to look at so it is not a waste of your time. Had a great... More 

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Lake Peekskill, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It was interesting if you had family in one of the World Wars but not interactive. Lots of info, some interesting pieces inside but the real fun is looking at the military vehicles in the lot. They are only to look at, not climb on or in and even us grown-ups would have loved to get into one of the... More 

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Hancock, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

My wife ,adult son, and I visited this museum today for open turret day. I had never been inside a tank before and now I can say that I have been in quite a few tanks. Before touching anything you have to sign a waver so the museum is not liable if you get hurt. You really need to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

First - Phil the nice guy at the front desk told me they are not closing as one of the other reviewers stated...so keep coming to visit! I'm giving it a five star because I think there should be more military museums around and I think it's good for kids to see everything. Granted the tanks and vehicles could use... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

There's not much to do in Danbury, but this is a tiny jewel in the town and it survives on donations and volunteers. Whether you are into military history or not, it's worth going. You see these machines on TV or at the movies, but you truly don't understand their size until you stand next to one. The docents are... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

for a small museum this has a surprisingly large number of exhibits. The exhibits are well laid out and are explained in detail. I heartily recommend this!

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Stratford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

My two boys (15 and 12) and I went to this museum on Saturday this Memorial Day weekend. It happened to be "turret day" when they allow entry into the armored vehicles on the lot. A dozen or more US, German, Russian vehicles are on display in various conditions. It was amazing to sit inside a tank or armored personnel... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

I took my 7th grade class here recently. Sam, our tour guide, was amazing. He was full of information and great with the kids. Though 12 year olds can be "too cool for school' sometimes, my class was engaged and thoroughly interested. Sam let them climb on the tank, go into a tank, and pile into a Humvee. As one... More 

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Bethel, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Very interesting collection in this small, private museum. I understand it is closing soon, forever. The owner died, and the property is being redeveloped. Go soon. Great for military buffs, adults or kids.

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