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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 will supplement cadet academic, cultural and military instruction and provide 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.

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Another must for my fellow war nerds/history dorks.

As others have previously written you have to navigate behind the construction to get to the museum. Also beware of the closing times which start around 4-ish. There's some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As others have previously written you have to navigate behind the construction to get to the museum. Also beware of the closing times which start around 4-ish. There's some treasures here worth noting... Custers last letter... Hitlers golden gun... Gorings baton... And all the battlefield models... This isn't a museum on the scale of the World war 2 museum in... More 

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1 Thank PhillipABukowski
Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boys loved the museum. Lots of military history to see and learn about. Boys loved all the guns and knifes. Parking lot is currently smaller with construction of the new Visitor's Center.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our online reservation for the West Point bus tour didn't go through so we arrived and had to wait over an hour for the next tour we could get on.......but spending the time in this museum is a great experience we hadn't counted on. We didn't even have time to visit the upper floors and were still impressed with its... More 

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish it wasnt going to be closed after the last tour of the day. Had to rush through in 30 minutes. Could easily have spent an hour or more. Some very cool exhibits and artifacts on display.

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1 Thank Ty L
Greenville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a hurried trip through the museum, which closed at 4:15, in order to be ready for our bus tour of the campus/base. The artifacts were very interesting and in the basement were large artillery and a jeep. The bus tour was informative and since it was a weekend, there had been a wedding and they were taking photos... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk in the vast place you can tell this is the home of the best of the best !one countries greats ie president and other leaders came from here.An institution that is so proud of its products!

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was quite the experience ..3 floors telling of the wars the US has been in...great for history buffs...many nice oil paintings of different military VIP's...a must see for the family....

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Freehold, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The West Point Visitors Center is now surrounded by fencing for a long term renovation. BUT WAIT! the museum is OPEN! This free attraction is outside the Thayer gate and does not require ID screening to get in. The museum can be accessed along side the fence right to the front door! There are three floors of exhibits and if... More 

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West Valley City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful displays of everything military. The large and small weapons displays were very interesting and full of history.

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West Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We did 1 hour tour. Very interesting for someone who was not in military and learned many facts and museum very informative and a ton of artifacts like weapons and pictures.

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