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Virginia War Museum

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Address: 9285 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23607-1537
Phone Number: +1 757-247-8523
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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I was here as part of a group and I loved the way it's laid out and how they have artifacts from all of the major wars including the Iraq war. I could have spent hours here but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was here as part of a group and I loved the way it's laid out and how they have artifacts from all of the major wars including the Iraq war. I could have spent hours here but only had one. Will have to go back.

Thank travelguy51_9
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115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful history of war, showing multiple time periods and war memorabilia. Quite a history lesson walking through this site.

Thank Diane M
Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

what a great place! If you like Guns and Tanks And military things this is your kind of place! My wife and i are here in Williamsburg and looking for places to visit! So sh decided to visit the place with the Roses! I Got on the Laptop and located the Military Museum In Newport News! we visited there several... More 

Thank mrmom46
Buda, Texas
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504 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This place is truly amazing. Thousands of artifacts from the Civil War. To take it all in was mind boggling. I really enjoyed looking at the change of weapons, the bios of the many individuals, the uniforms...I enjoyed everything. This is a must see place. Not only for a Civil War enthusiast, but also for a history buff, a military... More 

Thank daddymo2
Newport News
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have been to the Virginia War Museum several times. The displays are well done. If your children are taking American History at school, this location will help them in their studies. We have taken Vets to the Virginia War Museum and one of them wished their state had something like this to visit.

Thank Charles R
Hampton roads
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful museum packed with a large among of Virginia history as well as general war and militaria. It's relatively inexpensive and the park is right there for kids to continue to burn off energy. Afterwards you can go to the beach or eat great seafood at the restaurant beside the James river bridge.

Thank VAtravlers_10
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Very Pretty and Amazing look at all the war equipment and Veteran Memorials There is a beach in the beginning and Fun Fort at the end for kids.

Thank TrinaSweet S
Newport News, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

History buff heaven. This is an absolute jewel hidden off the road. There is so much to see and experience here. Take a long weekend afternoon or morning and spend time in each room. The exhibits are amazing.

Thank Stephen K
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The first visit was a fantastic surprise. There is so much history that each time we have visited, we left pursuing more information on new things we learned.

Thank David B
Spring Valley, New York
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I visited the museum and the cost is low and the quality and quantity of the items on display is humongous and enormous and very recommended for history lovers and for was artifacts lovers.

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