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West Point Museum

2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996-2001
+1 845-938-3590
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996-2001
+1 845-938-3590
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The West Point Museum offers many exhibits detailing military history. It covers significant campaigns (relative to the evolution of warfare), and several varieties of weapons, from swords, to guns, to tanks, to atomic bomb casings. Very interesting museum, and it's free. Give yourself at least...More

1  Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you only have time for one, take the tour. It is fabulous and the docents, while non military are outstanding. Our guide offered a wealth of information about the past, present and future of the academy.

Thank marcy j
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We will come back and visit again. Very well organized museum in which one can learn more than just about West Point. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Glenn F
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The displays are not overwhelming but the information contained therein is excellent military history. It's easy to get to as part of Highland Falls, NY and just a block outside the gate to the Academy. It's free. It's great background information to understanding the US...More

Thank Russell Q
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Covers history of warfare and of the Academy. Some glaring omissions: it would appear nothing happened since 1945 except the admission of females.

Thank 2streetr
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was a great place for anyone with any interest in weapons, warfare, history, or West Point. There are multiple floors of really great exhibits. Just make sure that you set aside enough time to truly appreciate each room. I told my wife that I...More

1  Thank LouisD357
Reviewed 6 August 2017

As a longtime student of military history, I highly recommend this museum. Although the emphasis is on West Point and the U.S.A., there is something for everyone in the large collection of weapons, artifacts and dioramas. Where else can you see items owned by Napoleon,...More

2  Thank David C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This museum is out of the way so make sure you use a GPS. The museum is well-designed by topic, including generals and battles, history of war, a small weapons gallery, a large weapons gallery, and history of WP. There is quite a collection of...More

2  Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The West Point Museum is tribute to the Military Academy and it's graduates, who have served our nation well. It traces the West Point history from simply a strategic location in the revolution to the academy's birth through the Thayer era and up to today....More

Thank JohnHistory
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Excellent displays of weapons, uniforms, vehicles, and lots of information about cadets, West point history, and Army life.

1  Thank Mike B
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3 October 2016|
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Response from BrianRWalden | Property representative |
The Museum is wheelchair accessible. There are wheelchairs available if needed but not electric carts.
27 February 2016|
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Response from Tafa L | Reviewed this property |
Yes I'm sure I was at the Museum!! We also toured the Visitors Center where we were able to buy a couple of magnets, my thing to collect.
29 December 2015|
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Response from Larry F | Reviewed this property |
Yes! But be ready to answer questions from their frame of reference.