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NRA National Firearms Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 AM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 AM
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Fantastic collection of firearms from decades of US history. Plenty of different exhibits spaced... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Ok, I mainly went to this one because my husband wanted to. As it turned out, I’m really glad we... read more

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Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.
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11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550
+1 703-267-1600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic collection of firearms from decades of US history. Plenty of different exhibits spaced out to help with crowd control and it’s free.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I mainly went to this one because my husband wanted to. As it turned out, I’m really glad we went. The museum has tons of guns ( as expected). It is also well curated and has many photos related to historical events. Who knew...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little museum! Some of the guns here are pure works of art - beautifully crafted! There is a lot of history and several fun exhibits as well. I have taken many friends who respect and own guns and they all loved...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

Guns from all eras of the weaponry. Some famous items as well (Holywood). Much larger than I expected.No entry fee

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob Y
Reviewed February 13, 2019

The Smithsonian Museum of American History gives a fine display of firearms covering the history of the country without the propaganda of the NRA. Yes NRA has a large display if you are looking for numbers, but the Smithsonian does a better job of tell...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

I have been to the NRA National Firearms Museum many times and learned something new each time. There are many types of displays that give the history of many firearms. The last time I went into the section that highlighted firearms used in Western and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

This small-ish museum is easily handled in 2-3 hours tops. As someone who has only a basic knowledge of guns and/or gun history, I found the NRA Museum fascinating. I could have stayed all day. If you have an eye for detail, you'll really appreciate...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

It is a good 1-2 hr visit. Easy to get in and out. No cost to visit. If you have kids with you, there are no specific activities for them, which you may have expected. History is nicely woven in to the exhibits.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

This is an amazing collection of many of the firearms that shaped human history over the past 500 years. If you are interested in small arms - hunting shotguns and rifles and military musketry through modern rifles and machine guns, this is a must-see collection....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank URIguy
Reviewed December 27, 2018

The history of firearms parallels human history and it is well represented here. From the creation of gunpowder to modern sporting arms you'll see it all here. Well represented and explained. I especially enjoyed the arms of Presidents, heroes and patriots. A fascinating look at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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June 4, 2017|
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Response from MDTJ | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling the headquarters for best directions as it is outside of DC in Fairfax, VA and I am not sure there is a close Metro station: (703) 267-1600. They should be able to assist you best.
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January 15, 2017|
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Response from NRA M | Property representative |
The National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA is open on MLK Day. We also have two other NRA Museums - the National Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, MO is also open on MLK Day, but the Frank Brownell Museum of the... More
December 19, 2016|
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Response from NRA M | Property representative |
Hi! The NRA has a shooting range on site, but please note they do not rent guns to visitors - shooters must bring their own. However, there are ranges in the surrounding area that do rent guns. We are very close to... More