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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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Historic Hudson Valley Day Tour from NYC
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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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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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"atomic bomb"
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Reviewed 2 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Building is itself a wonder to look at. The exhibit is informative and specific to The timeline OF military history and American achievement in war. The presentation is inspiring but a bit lacking in total significance in arrangement. Better organization OF The exhibit maybe...More

Thank Gene P
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We took a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal(Tues 9th April 2018) the ticket included a guided tour of grounds. It was great to be able see outside of the city and the coach dropped us right outside the visitors centre. Our tour guide was...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

West Point is that spot you've always wanted to visit but never got a chance to...or perhaps you did once as a child during a school outing. Just close enough to the city to be within reach but far enough to not make it the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great trip- the grounds at West Point are incredible - awesome views of the Hudson and great history lessons - Fun Family outing

Thank CACE232
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Really enjoyed my visit to this museum. Learned a lot about military history, saw some really amazing artifacts. Museum did a great job identifying the items and their relations to various military events in American history. Well worth a visit to West Point, and made...More

1  Thank Cathy W
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Wolfina333
20 June 2018|
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Response from tricia9768 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We caught the bus from Port Authority on 42nd St. Not far from Times Square. It makes a couple of stops on the way but was really nice to see the countryside outside of the city. The bus drops you off right outside the... 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
3 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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