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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
2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996-2001
+1 845-938-3590
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

the museum is a wonderful experience that lets you look at our Military through the years. if you are a History buff, you will love. if you are a military fan, it is worth the time nd effort. This should be on everyone's bucket list.

1  Thank Howard Z
Reviewed 29 September 2017

First of all, we didn't even realise this was THE West Point when we passed it on the road. Looked at the map, put two and two together, and returned for a look around. Lots of construction going on but clearly marked, if dusty pedestrian...More

Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 14 September 2017

After saying goodbye to my cadet who will be beginning his first year at West Point Academy, my wife and I headed over the museum to keep our hearts and mind busy. What a great museum!! If you are a military buff or not, this...More

3  Thank CantsitstillJohn
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The West Point museum is a terrific facility, located just outside the Thayer Gate of West Point in the town of Highland Falls NY. Stop by if you want to see history of the Academy, along with exhibits on Cadet life including a mockup of...More

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

2  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 24 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.

2  Thank Glenn F
Reviewed 20 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 18 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 16 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

2  Thank LouisD357
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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.
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.
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.