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Virginia War Museum

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Address: 9285 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23607-1537
Phone Number: (757) 247-8523
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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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This is a great place to visit for the whole family.

We have been to the Virginia War Museum several times. The displays are well done. If your children are taking American History at school, this location will help them in their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Charles R
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Newport News
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Newport News
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Virginia War Museum several times. The displays are well done. If your children are taking American History at school, this location will help them in their studies. We have taken Vets to the Virginia War Museum and one of them wished their state had something like this to visit.

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Hampton roads
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful museum packed with a large among of Virginia history as well as general war and militaria. It's relatively inexpensive and the park is right there for kids to continue to burn off energy. Afterwards you can go to the beach or eat great seafood at the restaurant beside the James river bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Pretty and Amazing look at all the war equipment and Veteran Memorials There is a beach in the beginning and Fun Fort at the end for kids.

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Thank TrinaSweet S
Newport News, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History buff heaven. This is an absolute jewel hidden off the road. There is so much to see and experience here. Take a long weekend afternoon or morning and spend time in each room. The exhibits are amazing.

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Thank Stephen K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first visit was a fantastic surprise. There is so much history that each time we have visited, we left pursuing more information on new things we learned.

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Spring Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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.

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Aubrey, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 

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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 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.

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Newport News, Virginia
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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.

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