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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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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:15
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996-2001
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+1 845-938-3590
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to New York for our Granddaughter's high school graduation, but couldn't leave without seeing West Point Military Academy including the West Point Museum. We also took the bus tour. The entire experience was historical but current as well. The museum was well organized...More

Thank travelingtexan2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is probably a bit older than the Visitor Center. It houses a great collection of weapons from the first of mankind to modern day weapons. It does not cover the day to day lives of the students at the USMA, like the Visitor...More

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent museum showing the worlds military history from ancient history to our modern era. The museum has 3 levels that display US Military history; the world's military history from the times of the Egyptian Pharaohs to modern military history in todays world. There are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum with my two young boys, one loves all things military and the other one not so much. We only made it through the main floor of the museum before the non-interested party became too unruly to go any farther. What we...More

Thank JLD1368
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extensive museum of weapons and strategy in battles dating for Egyptians to modern warfare. Mostly hand weapons with a few tanks thrown in. Well done and worth a couple hours to visit. Museum is free and plenty of free parking.

Thank raineyg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a big east coast trip with the museum being one of the last stops. Make sure you go by the information building first so you can do the self tour about being a cadet. You never realize how much goes into becoming an...More

Thank josephhS1183YJ
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Nicely done museum covering military history. Also an excellent exhibit on what life is like as a cadet at West Point.

1  Thank NL144
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

You will need some added time before or after taking the tour of West Point, but take it. There are a lot of things to see. Soak it all in.

1  Thank mherzberg
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

An interesting collection of military guns and memorabilia, with a great view of the river. Highly recommend taking the tour around the base, it's very nice. Out tour guide (who's name I can't recall, but her dad teaches there and goes to Penn) was just...More

1  Thank Bob W
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Visiting West Point Museum helps one understand how war tactics, tools, and technical details have changed over the millennia. Whether one desires to hit highlights or delve into every detail, the visit impacts one's life. It is free.

1  Thank dianel103
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Wolfina333
19 June 2018|
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Thank you Tricia! I got a hold of someone at Take Tours via their website help desk. Unfortunately the $46/pp really entails bus trip only. They said that the West Point 1hr15min bus/grounds tour are not included. They... More
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jbhedges
27 April 2018|
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Response from TravelerAtTimes | Reviewed this property |
It's free. Free parking and easily accessible via ramp if needed. There is an elevator that runs between all floors and galleries in the museum building. Don't forget to visit the adjacent West Point visitors center!
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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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