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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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"atomic bomb"
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"american wars"
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"interesting displays"
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"extensive collection"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly fascinating museum as there are exhibits that are varied in subject and will visually captivate visitors of any age. There are three floors with great West Point history, conflicts fought by the US Army and classic battles in world history. No...More

Thank NikeBo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The new visitors center is open and beautiful. The west point history and experience is well worth the stop. It is unlike anything else near by

Thank S C
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Took my grandson there because he seems to like the idea of an Army life and we both had a great time. The museum is somewhat small but the exhibits are excellent with an ample display of weapons, uniforms and all sorts of military paraphernalia....More

1  Thank AJS-NY
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

West Point incredible history is displayed in this newly renovated museum. A must see for your kids, yourself and all history buffsMore

Thank Laszlo K
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BrianRWalden, Registrar at West Point Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

While I appreciate your enthusiasm the Visitor Center has been recently renovated and reopened. The Museum is the separate building with the tower and cannons in front. There is often confusion between the two. The visitor center uses displays but are for recruiting and do...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

There are 3 floors to explore in this museum. We only had time to do one floor, because we were on a bus tour, but it was worth the time.

1  Thank Joyce M
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We visited the museum with friends after dining at the Thayer Hotel. I'd have to say this is one of the best military museums that you'll find.

1  Thank EasyTravel365
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a nice museum, divided up into four floors. Each floor is a little bit different, all related to Army & West Point history. Easy to self guide and maneuver around. Took us about an hour or two to see everything. Would recommend if visiting...More

1  Thank Carlos H
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Worth a stop on a USMA visit, an hour or two as an add on to 75 minute WP tour bus. Next to new visitors center.

Thank michael R
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is in an old rail road building the building is nice but the collection of things is not to big but it is free .

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Worth the time if you are interested in history and the area. Allow some time and be sure to leave your backpack in your car. Its NOT permitted- not lockers for them.

Thank Pat A
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rkeator1
2 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
26 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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