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NRA National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550
+1 703-267-1600
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Nicely done museum

Big, and interesting, collection of firearms, including those used by Herman Goring, Annie Oakley... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Los Angeles, California
Great Place to Shoot & See!

The NRA Headquarters in Fairfax is a must see if you are in the area. In addition to the gun range... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2017
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550
+1 703-267-1600
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Big, and interesting, collection of firearms, including those used by Herman Goring, Annie Oakley, and Clint Eastwood, to name a few. The museum is very well-maintained, and it's free, which is always a plus. My only two complaints are the following: 1) The numbers of...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The NRA Headquarters in Fairfax is a must see if you are in the area. In addition to the gun range they have, they also have a fantastic free museum open to all. There are so many classic guns throughout history here. They have approximately...More

Thank Carlos1158
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a must see if you are at all interested in firearms. The museum staff is extremely knowledgeable about everything on display and off.

Thank Outta_nowhere69
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Really an interesting place to see. The variety of firearms and the histories associated with the firearms is intriguing.

Thank A Z
Reviewed July 23, 2017

If you have any interest in firearms at all, you must visit this place. You will see everything from a handcannon to modern day military rifles and pistols. You will see how pistols, rifles and shotguns can truly become a work of art. After viewing...More

Thank retphcs
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Fascinated by the large amount of displays! First time visit. This was an extra for our trip. We all enjoyed it and learned some things!

Thank Gina H
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Great opportunity to see historical as well as very high end guns. It is a bit sad that they will never be shot again. Still, many nice examples of some of the finest firearms ever made.

Thank Nathan P
Reviewed July 11, 2017

This museum is probably the best firearms museum there is. It is so well done it is difficult to describe. It is a must see.

Thank jim7946
Reviewed July 10, 2017

A great way to spend a hot afternoon...a very thorough and interesting visual representation on the history of firearms. My son especially enjoyed the "firearms in the movies: collection. A must see if you enjoy history and firearms.

Thank James C
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

The museum very well done with a great display of firearms. Could easily spend several hours looking at all the displays. Easy parking and friendly staff. Would return

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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.
Daniel Y
January 15, 2017|
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Response from Megan E | 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 Megan E | 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