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West Point Museum

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2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996-2001
+1 845-938-3590
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996-2001
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+1 845-938-3590
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"military items"
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"american wars"
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"interesting displays"
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"extensive collection"
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"free admission"
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

The opening hours of the Museum are limited so if you also intend to take the bus tour of the Acadamy (West Point Tours Inc) check the hours of both to coordinate your visit. We stayed local the night before and caught the first (0930)...More

1  Thank beachandsunmonkey
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

Three floors of Military History well broken out and ordered. There is also a gift shop. Some of the weapon exhibits are awesome.

1  Thank GRP1953
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great museum for military history buffs and general tourists alike. A must see for military history fans and reenactors. Exhibits on the history of the US Army and the history of West Point. Lots of weaponry from ancient bronze swords through modern weapons. Great section...More

1  Thank Eric B
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

A great way to spend the day, free admission, lots of great history, learn about the lives of cadets and much more. We have been there several times over the years, the boys enjoyed it, ages about 10 and up

1  Thank Deb G
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

Well worth the time whether you are a military buff or not. Well organized and presented. Lot's to see. Move at your own pace and enjoy learning about the role of the military, the weaponry and the strategies that have fought and won wars throughout...More

1  Thank Anthony D
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

I think this museum is presented very well. It focuses highly on the weapons of war and can feel a bit repetitive, but not to the point of being tedious. It also starts to feel a bit disturbing and sad as you casually walk through...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2016

If you are a military buff or someone that is interested in American history, a stop at this museum is a must see if you are in the area of West Point. I started my (self guided) tour in the basement and worked my way...More

1  Thank ManyJourneys01
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

Traditional museum of military history but interesting things to read about US wars and presence in foreign countries.

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Reviewed October 5, 2016

The museum itself is the least of the brethren in my opinion, but our guide to the academy itself was superb. She showed us the huge stone non-denominational chapel (built by immigrants who were promised U.S. citizenship if they could finish the building in four...More

Thank William P
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

This museum is free to the public and does not require timed admission or tickets. Its divided into 3 floors -- one detailing the history of the Army and West Point which was interesting because of the amazing college of engineers and medics. Next is...More

1  Thank Leigth M
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rkeator1
October 2, 2016|
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Response from BrianRWalden | Property representative |
The Museum is wheelchair accessible. There are wheelchairs available if needed but not electric carts.
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BrianRWalden
February 26, 2016|
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Response from Tafa L | Reviewed this property |
Yes I'm sure I was at the Museum!! We also toured the Visitors Center where we were able to buy a couple of magnets, my thing to collect.
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AngieWeiler
December 28, 2015|
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Response from Larry F | Reviewed this property |
Yes! But be ready to answer questions from their frame of reference.
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