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“Trip to West Point to celebrate July 4,2013”
Review of West Point Museum

West Point Museum
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$196.36*
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Historic Hudson Valley Day Tour from NYC
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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.
north bergen
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“Trip to West Point to celebrate July 4,2013”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

My sister and I spent July 4, 2013 visiting West Point, not only was it fourth of July, but my nephew happened to be there. He is in the United States Army serving his country, his unit was just sent there to train new cadets who just arrived, if any young men and women are interested in attending West Point is it a great institution..as we also toured the the Visitor,s Center,and Museum, tour was well worth it, great military artifacts, great scenes of Hudson Valley our only disappoint--we did not get to see my nephew, even thou he and his unit marched in parade down Main Street--he had orders that he had to return to his barracks,,,,I wish him the best and pray he never goes overseas, so it was kind of bitter sweet to visit West Point on this Fourth of July 2013!

Visited July 2013
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Reston, Virginia
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“Military Fabric”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I've been to WP several times, once in 1975 with my parents, 1981 on a class trip, 1985 for a military recruiting event, then 1987 for a high school social, and lastly a family outing in 2000. Each trip was a little different and I did not go to the museum each time.

Though the museum is one of the great attractions at WP it is recommended to leave some time to explore the areas nearby; take in the views of the Hudson and imagine the part that the artillery pieces played in defending the mouth of the river.

Visited October 2012
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Bucks County PA
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“Excellent History of West Point and Military History”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you are a history buff, you cannot skip the West Point Visitor's Center and West Point Museum. They are filled with interesting exhibits, kiosks and movies about The US Military Academy as well as the history of major battles, history of war and small and large weapons displays.

Visited June 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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“For History buffs, "a must see"”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Not only a great museum, but a wonderful scenic ride to get there too! Museum is small enough to really enjoy in just a few hours for the casual history buff, but longer for those with the time to capture the feel and soak up the history here.

Visited June 2013
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south jersey
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“Great Place to visit while you are at West Point!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

You have to see the museum while visiting West Point. Very interesing and informitive museum. We would go back again.

Visited July 2012
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