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4 of 5 bubbles Review of West Point Museum

West Point Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Cornwall, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

I liked looking at the battle histories, the uniforms and of course the gift shop. It is quite an amazing place

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New York City, New York
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“Good Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

Great for war and history buffs. A lot to see and a lot to do. Very informative. We'd recommend going. Overall a good museum.

Visited April 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great collection well displayed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

I liked the display of uniforms and how these had changed over the years - actually very little. The museum is free and well worth the detour to spend an hour or so looking around

Visited June 2012
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uk
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“Great FREE Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

this museum is behing the visitors centre and was well worth a visit, situated over 4 floors you find some very interestin artifacts and paintings.

Jefferson Davis potrait hangs here recognising him as a previous superintendant of the academy, presnted by united daughters of confederacy !!!!

go downstairs and make sure you visit the current exhibition about fort sumter and the siege of charleston, in the basement next tot he big guns.

this museum was great history for FREE, and the shop was worth a visit

Visited June 2012
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Sterling Forest, New York
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“Army”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

Great collection of guns & gear. Anybody who likes guns will love this place me included.

Visited July 2012
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