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“A small gem in downtown Media”

Pennsylvania Veteran's Museum
Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Media
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you don't care much for museums, or if you love them, this is a great place to go. You can get through it in 30-60 minutes, and the museum houses artifacts from Pennsylvania veterans--mostly WWI and WWII, but also Korea and Vietnam. The volunteers who staff the place are friendly and knowledgeable (my wife now knows more than she ever thought possible about different kinds of medals), and there are very interesting artifacts and personal memorabilia.
It's definitely worth the short time investment to see this place. There is no charge, but you can support the museum with a free-will donation, which I would suggest.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Hidden under a Trader Joe's in an old Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, this museum tells a good story mostly about WWII. Interactive kiosks and cases with artifacts donated by local veterans. Excellent staff composed of volunteer veterans who are eager to share their experiences and knowledge. Great trip for children to learn about the Greatest Generation.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

If you're local, it's good to visit this place at least once, but I wouldn't recommend a special car trip to just get there. Also, the exhibits and the acoustics are very loud.

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Located in a former Armory,this is a great spot to visit to remember our past. The site is has an incredible amount of exhibits to keep your interest and make you recognize the efforts,courage and valor of those men and women who have served for our freedom and linerty

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Taking a stroll through Media trying to kill time before dinner we saw the sign for the museum and thought; "why not". We expected a musty smelling basement museum with a few random artifacts but what we saw were very nicely laid out exhibits. There were also a group of veterans sitting around chatting and a few came up to us and answered some questions we had. One gentleman showed us a video from one of their many interactive screens, the video featured the man himself when he was in the Korean war. There is a small gift shop where you can pick up stickers, books, tshirts, etc.
I recommend this to all people who have an interest in history and/or military. They do have a recommended donation of a couple bucks.

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