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“First visit”
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.
Stormville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“First visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

really enjoyed it here. Learned a lot about differnet wars, different cannons, etc. And West Point is also a great palce to visit as to the sights and views of the Hudson River.

Visited August 2012
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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“So much history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Start at the museum to get a nice background of West Point and then sign up for the tour. Set on the banks of the beautiful Hudson River, this is a must see.

Visited October 2011
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Warminster, PA, USA
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyable tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

Enjoyed seeing the past as well as the future. Great displays. Spent about 2.5 hours but should have stayed longer.

Visited August 2012
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Glenshaw
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11 reviews
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“Could have used more time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Visited the Museum after our tour of the Academy. Only had about 45 min to spare and could have used at least twice that much. Unfortunately, the hours are a bit limited ... about 10:15AM to 4:30PM or so.

Visited July 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Really nice displays”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

We made a special trip here to go to the museum. It was really well displayed. If you like weaponry, this is the place to go. Nice artifacts and present day displays. Not really easy to get to, but worth trip.

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