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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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2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996-2001
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Traditional museum of military history but interesting things to read about US wars and presence in foreign countries.

Thank Picturesque_World
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

The museum itself is the least of the brethren in my opinion, but our guide to the academy itself was superb. She showed us the huge stone non-denominational chapel (built by immigrants who were promised U.S. citizenship if they could finish the building in four...More

Thank William P
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This museum is free to the public and does not require timed admission or tickets. Its divided into 3 floors -- one detailing the history of the Army and West Point which was interesting because of the amazing college of engineers and medics. Next is...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had done an early bus tour of West Point and were at the museum before 11:00, unfortunately the museum was closing at 2:00 as there was a private school trip. We needed to rush a bit but that just means that we need to...More

Thank seets
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Took my five year old to the museum. In full disclosure my kid has an interest in history and he likes to ask questions. He loved seeing the old weapons and uniforms. The models and dioramas were really well done and led to lots of...More

Thank Stu S
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

A must see museum while in the West Point area. Informative, educational, fun, for the whole family. The price is right too.

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

In addition to the history of West Point, the museum has lots of weapon displays through the years and many military uniforms. A interesting place to visit for an hour or two.

Thank OshkoshTraveler1
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Full of post independance military history giving information on various battles and people. The tour is good value and gives an insight into a military university. Super views over the river. Would of liked more time.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

A whole lot of military memorabilia, so if you're into that, then go for it. It's also free, so what's not to like there.

Thank Connie-7
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stopped here on our way to Albany. We didn't have time to do the tour but spent a while reading about all the different wars. Good collection of memorabilia and it's free!

Thank adobeKent
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rkeator1
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.
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BrianRWalden
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.
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AngieWeiler
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.
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