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West Point Museum

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Address: 2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996
Phone Number: +1 845-938-3590
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10:30 am - 4:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The mission of the West Point Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and...

The mission of the West Point Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret historically significant artifacts pertaining to the United States Military Academy, United States Army and the Profession of Arms. The Museum supplements cadet academic, cultural and military instruction and provides educational programs and services for military and civilian personnel. As a public institution, the museum stimulates interest in the United States Military Academy, the United States Army and the Military profession. In addition to the main museum building in Olmsted Hall, the Museum also administers Fort Putnam which it operates seasonally. The Museum also maintains part of its collection on display on Post with the cannon collection on Trophy Point, The superintendant portraits in the Cadet Mess and artwork in many of the academic and administrative buildings. All visitors to the United States Military Academy are encouraged to tour the Museum to view what is considered to be the oldest and largest diversified public collection of miltaria in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum does not require ID to visit. ID for everyone over 16 will be needed if you plan to tour the Academy grounds. Please visit the West Point Garrision webpage for further visitor information.

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Nice Presentation of All Things Army

We took the bus tour of West Point, and the museum is accessible from the visitor center parking lot. No bags or backpacks are allowed. There are no lockers. Nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the bus tour of West Point, and the museum is accessible from the visitor center parking lot. No bags or backpacks are allowed. There are no lockers. Nice presentation. Well lit and documented. There is an extensive collection of small armaments and large armaments on two different floors for those interested. There is also an interesting exhibit of... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent two hours in this museum before taking a tour. One could easily spend half a day. Great collection of military history and memorabilia. Worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating display of all war memorabilia ...from US wars as well as some from other countries. I wish I had more time here as it provides an unbelievable education in US Hisory. This would be a great HS class trip.

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect beginning or end to your West Point visit. Museum is well done and not too long. there is a self guided tour or group tour. Parking is ample, no stairs, plenty of seating, and the Army gift shop is attached. Clean bathrooms...GO ARMY!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were determined to visit the USMA and see the sights, local signs are not really clear and our GPS could not find the street for the museum. Once there, parking was crowded (On a Monday morning!) and, again, signs confusing about how to access the museum and/or the need for ID verification. (ID not needed.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting the West Point Museum since I was a kid. Their collection of artifacts from all US wars, and even ancient and European ones, is beyond belief. Even if you have no interest in anything military this place invites you to see how our military, especially USMA cadets, have shaped our world. Allow about 2-3 hours to really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to see West Point and booked our tour for 2:30 PM. We had almost 3 hours before our tour so went to this FREE museum behind the bus tour area. Its a 4 story building chock full of military history and memorabilia. On the basement floors are military hardware, artillery, weapons and even a replica of an atomic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice free addition to your visit to West Point. It is a museum that contains many interesting displays of military artifacts and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large museum with four floors. Historical exhibits on both sides of each floor. Explanations are good. Fascinating for young and old. Free admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum here is a must see if you're in the area. It's not just about West Point but also about the history of the US and of the surrounding area. Very informative and well thought out. And it's free!

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