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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
10:30 - 16:15
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:15
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Need timelines of arms? Wars? History?

PLEASE! Do not visit after taking a bus tour. You will regret you did not have enough time to go through the museum. If you must do both, get the earliest bus tour you can so you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

PLEASE! Do not visit after taking a bus tour. You will regret you did not have enough time to go through the museum. If you must do both, get the earliest bus tour you can so you can enjoy the museum. The construction currently going on for the welcome center does not affect the museum at all.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The museum is small but very nice and it will take you through the history, but do combine it with the tour for a full experience

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Fresh Meadows, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

a most stop if u visit west point....really gives u an amazing perspective of west point and the army.....alot of good history and info

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 20 November 2016

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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New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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.

Thank ChrisFabrycki
Philadelphia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 14 November 2016

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.

2 Thank Darryl A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 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 6 November 2016 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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