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Virginia War Museum

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Address: 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23607
Phone Number: (757) 247-8523
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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a great taste of US History

I visited the museum and the cost is low and the quality and quantity of the items on display is humongous and enormous and very recommended for history lovers and for was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Spring Valley
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Spring Valley
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the museum and the cost is low and the quality and quantity of the items on display is humongous and enormous and very recommended for history lovers and for was artifacts lovers.

Aubrey, Texas
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So I have to state my bias- I used to walk to this place daily when I was a kid. I now live in Texas with a family of my own, but visit Virginia as often I can. Recently I was able to share this bit of my childhood with my own kids and let me tell you, the place... More 

Thank Gretsch-ed_drummer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful museum. Had so much information, great detail from the beginning of America until now. Easy to follow along. Great artifacts and guns, knives, tanks, wagons used throughout history. Spent 3 hours here. Only one other family here so it was like having the museum to ourselves. Spotless.

Thank GrandmaE_3
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum which focuses on military history from revolution to Afgan/Iraq wars. For someone that enjoys historical guns they have a great collection along with sizable artillery displays. Modest price for visit, just check times if visiting on Sunday, as museum was only open 12-5 pm on Sunday's.

Thank yarslair
Newport News, Virginia
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Seemed like it would be the perfect thing for a rainy Memorial Day, and it was. I'm a history buff, but not a huge military history buff, but still found plenty of interesting artifacts to linger over. I also think they do a commendable job of keeping it fresh, from Revolutionary War up through Desert Storm / Desert Shield.

Thank stewartb40
Great Mills, Maryland, United States
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Excellent museum! Takes you sequentially from the Revolutionary War up to the present! Has genuine artifacts and memorabilia from many well known soldiers. An American history buff will be enchanted. Children will enjoy it too. Outside are a number of tanks, artillery, and memorials. There is a memorial for the four Chaplains who gave their life preservers to others when... More 

Thank Gary G
Gloucester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

What a great visit. The curator was so helpful. The layout was well done taking you sequencially through displays from the revolution to today. The teens loved the artillary, armaments and information. The only thing they need is a few benches to sit for people who can't be on their feet that long Otherwise it's a place everyone should visit

Thank Terry W
Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

This museum has a great collection of weapons, uniforms and other military memorabilia dating back to the American Revolution. Included too was weaponry from both our allies and our enemies. A very interesting display regarding Adolph Hitler was also included. Very worthwhile for anyone interested in the history of war!

Thank Barb E
Lakeville, Minnesota
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515 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

we had some time to kill before a late flight so went here we really weren't looking at spending a lot of time here but it was interesting seeing some of the experimental weapons that were produced. also the rose garden was very nice and was a nice counterpoint to the WAR museum

Thank MinnScooter
Randolph, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The VA War Museum was a great Historical Collection of artifact and documents from the early Revolutionary wars to the current conflict,. My husband, a Vietnam Veteran especially enjoyed the museums display of firearms. There are large items on display in the lovely park in front of the museum. White the museum is small in size it is large in... More 

Thank Kathy R

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