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“A Nice Museum”
Review of West Point Museum

West Point Museum
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US$196.36*
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Historic Hudson Valley Day Tour from NYC
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in West Point
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 June 2014

This museum is free, and certainly worth a visit if you're visiting West Point. There are displays about the history of war, West Point itself, as well as weapons in general. It's a small museum and not worth going out of your way to see on its own, but it complements a visit to the beautiful and historic West Point. (And considering it's right behind the visitor's center, it's easy to get to.)

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

The Museum shows the progression of weaponry through the ages. Several different rooms display clearly and well documented objects, and the store offers many items related to the Academy.

Thank Christine G
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Loved the Museum. Be sure to donate if you go. It's free but its really a great museum. I was very surprised at some of the cool things they had there.

Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

take your family... it's a wonderful experience..... all of west point including the museum are fantastic... as americans especially meaningful !!

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

I have been there a few times and each time i see something i didn't notice to first time. I really enjoy reading about how West Point was such an important place during the revolutionary war!
Definitely worth checking out.

Thank Ryan S
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