We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

NRA National Firearms Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550
Phone Number: +1 703-267-1600
Website
Today
09:30 - 05:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 05:00
Description:

Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 278 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 184
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Best Collection of Firearms in the US

I LOVE this place and have visited numerous times. It is "user friendly" as they say today and has so much history in such a small area. Firearms used in movies, owned by Teddy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
theshootist93
,
Fort Pierre
Add Photo Write a Review

278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 275: English reviews
Fort Pierre
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I LOVE this place and have visited numerous times. It is "user friendly" as they say today and has so much history in such a small area. Firearms used in movies, owned by Teddy Roosevelt, and of course the Bill Ruger wing!!!! You will also see so many from different historical times in our nation and this is a place... More 

Helpful?
Thank theshootist93
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and son are big gun fans so we always look for arms museums on our visits from the UK and I dutifully plod round after them trying to show interest!! Not at this museum- I LOVED IT!! It is arranged in themes with other items to compliment the arms which made it far more interesting. I loved the... More 

Helpful?
Thank clancy2013
Henniker, New Hampshire, United States
Level Contributor
91 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited the NRA Firearms Museum several times for several hours each time, and every time I visit I see something new and interesting. The special exhibits change but the basic collection stays the same, and the setup with touch TV exhibits to describe the pieces on display are very well done. It is a great place ot study... More 

Helpful?
Thank Perkpark
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has unique weapons - presentation pieces, movie pieces, Gatling guns, even a wheellock that came over on the Mayflower! Well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Mark H
Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of different kinds of guns, some of which I did not know existed. Quite an interesting visit! There is not admission fee. There is a donation container. We bought some Christmas presents at the gift shop at a very good price.

Helpful?
Thank Susan D
Wilmington, Delaware
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped on our way back from Luray Caverns last weekend. Two adult couples with the guys being gun aficionados = a good afternoon! The museum was very interesting with many different types of guns, hand guns, rifles, shotguns, cannons, etc. Everything was well labeled and separated by category/time period/war. We had a fun time wandering through the ,u swum... More 

Helpful?
Thank kurlygirl
DC
Level Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the trip from downtown Washington DC, full of historical data and craftsmanship. Well laid out, all exhibits well labeled, an excellent way to spend 2-3 hours.

Helpful?
Thank DRCtraveler
Virginia
Level Contributor
106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a collection of weaponry! Even if you aren't a gun fan, this is a museum worth going to. Just go. It is fascinating to see the evolution of guns over time. My favorite was a combo brass knuckle, knife, and gun. It defies the imagination. Lots of Hollywood, and historical memorabilia. It is cool to use the range which... More 

Helpful?
Thank Connie I
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Want to see firearms displayed in unusual ways? I do! Want to see an actual Gatling Gun? But of course!!! Want to see the actual guns that movie starts used? I definitely do! Want Glock earrings? Of course I do!!! DUH! Want a pen that looks like a armor-piercing bullet? Got that! This museum has all their displays in unusual... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jean H
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of many very cool museums in the area. I have always been interested in the mechanics of firearms anyway, so it is that much more fascinating to me. This is the kind of museum where you can kind of just browse the basics within an hour or so, or if you choose to really read the notations... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris Y

Travellers who viewed NRA National Firearms Museum also viewed

 

Been to NRA National Firearms Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of NRA National Firearms Museum and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
over a year ago
6 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from NRA National Firearms Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?