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Military Museum of Southern New England

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Address: 125 Park Ave, Danbury, CT 06810-7504
Phone Number: 203-790-9277
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10:00 am - 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Charlieboysmom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank TTR59
Danbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Helen H
Stratford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Gunksman
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank AmyBGS
Bethel, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Michael H
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

My son and Husband love going here. My husband is a history teacher. If you look online once a month they have open turret day where you can climb on and in the vintage tanks outside on display.

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Thank Noreen236
Saco, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

The place is set-up to that you through history. Some stuff from other countries. The outside have a book that gave you the history of the vehicle. It is a self-guided tour. So take your time and enjoy.

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Thank Sharon W
Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We had my son's birthday here before they did birthday parties. The boys loved it and the adults had a new view of our history~

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Thank sajacob
Bethel, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

inside one of the tanks outside, .... is a geo-cache [ google it ] small boys will love figuring it all out...and the "older" boys love checking out exhibits in the museum. they agreed into offering a senior discount if you mention you are a geocacher....but, sometimes..ticket taker does not know this? take the kids out to visit this place..all... More 

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