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West Point Museum

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Address: 2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996
Phone Number: +1 845-938-3590
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10:30 - 16:15
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:15
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The mission of the West Point Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and...

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.

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Filled with many military items including weapons and uniforms. The floor with large machines was of particular interest to us. They are something you never really are able to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Filled with many military items including weapons and uniforms. The floor with large machines was of particular interest to us. They are something you never really are able to see that close. The visitors center is undergoing a renovation and is not open to the public at this time.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent facility for a walk through history of our first military academy & fortress. Great look at fort life, military artifacts, and strategic importance. Good for any day of the week.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is OK, but really very limited. Shows very little and spends most of the time talking. The museum is OK, but very small and seems kind of outdated. Loved the quaint town, good spots for lunch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the West Point Museum as part of a long-weekend road trip with my teenage sons (14 and 18) and my husband. The guys were enthralled with the array of weaponry on display; I thought the uniforms and the history discussed were more interesting. We all enjoyed it, and you should block out at least an hour for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a history buff and/or into military history this is an excellent place to visit. 4 floors of exhibits to view. Great stories, heavy artillery examples, paintings, etc. There is no admission fee. One note--the USMA visitor center where this is located is going through renovations so be careful with construction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Allow a couple of hours to explore this surprisingly comprehensive museum. Very good displays on the history of US Military, history of West Point and a detailed section on the history of warfare. Impressive collection of old armoury.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is well presented military history of us. Lovely located museum in small town. Worth to see only if it is on your way somewhere else. The entry is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much military memorabilia to see an amazing amount on display. When I come to West Point I have to visit the museum it never fails to impress me. I love the small town as well and I always have a good time. Have taken so many members of my family and friends and everyone always enjoys it. I feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum over the weekend and had a really good time.parking Stinks because of the construction going on for the new visitor center and we had to park at mcdonalds just down the block from the museum but it was only a 5 minute walk.Once inside the place we were blown away by all the amazing pieces of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

You are going to have a hard time finding parking. They are working on their visitor center and they have a make shift building set up in the meantime. I ended up parking at a meter and feeding it enough coin for 2 hours time. Well, I ran out of time and had to run back out to put more... More 

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