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“Great free visit”
5 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.
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great free visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We visited West Point and took a tour. We then went to the museum and over 3 floors saw many items on the military history of the country.a lot to see and learn at the museum

Visited October 2012
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stb1228
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“Smithsonian Quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Incredible collection. While I thought it would fixate on West Point it provided one of the most comprehensive collections of military history I have ever seen. Give yourself at least three hours to go through it. Do not miss the artillery piece which fired the first shot of WWI or the safety pin for Little Boy. Give yourself at least three hours.

Visited October 2012
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A must see for history buffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

The West Point Museum is like the Smithsonian of American military history. If history is your passion, you must allot the best part of a day to see this outstanding museum.

Visited September 2012
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New Rochelle, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Was informative. I was surprised at the amount of information
your learned regarding the education, etc.

Visited August 2012
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South Dakota - Mt. Rushmore State
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“West Point, NY... History abounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

There is so much historical highlights on post at West Point, it is a must for anyone's bucket list and it should be on top. We took a private tour of a few places on post, then we signed up for the pay tour as well. You will see beauty and learn why the cadets are held in high regard. We experienced an obstical course that all cadets must past prior to graduation. Many of our finest leaders have been at West Point. It would be good to view the 1955 movie "The Long Gray Line ". We toured West Point, we saw the movie. It was amazing how many scenes from the movie that we previously saw in person. You could never take it all in on just one visit. I will be back!

Visited September 2012
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