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“See the Museum - Pass on the tour”
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
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Great little museum! Spend time here & don't bother with the tour. The tour was disappointing. We took the 2 hour tour which was actually (dare I say it) boring.

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BrianRWalden, Museum Tech at West Point Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Thank you for your comments about spending more time at the museum. We wanted you to be aware that West Point Tours, has thier own Trip Advisor page. We hope you also add this critique to thier page, so that they can improve on the service they are providing.

Thanks again.

Brian

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

A wonderful introduction to West Point with knowledgable and friendly staff. I found the gift shop to be better than the Visitor's Centre and enjoyed my visit thoroughly...

Thank Kate D
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stopped in here for a short visit prior to taking the bus tour. I wish we had more time because it is a very interesting museum, if you like things military. Lots of weapons on display and well organized.

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

I wasn't sure that I'd enjoy the military museum at West Point. Boy was I ever wrong! There is something in that place that will interest almost anyone. Just be sure to visit early as they close up early and are super diligent about getting it closed at 4:15pm everyday!!

Thank ttocsnodrog_2000
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Our first visit to the West Point Museum was excellent. The Museum offers a complete explanation of the founding of West Point, its rich history, renowned military graduates etc. I especially loved my husband's comments on a simulation of a cadet's living quarters. He said "this is exactly how I remembered it!".

Thank linkdog
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