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Virginia War Museum

9285 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23607-1537
+1 757-247-8523
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Interesting museum with a large collection

This museum is well laid out and has a much larger collection of artifacts than I would have... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Mary Denis
Columbia, South Carolina
Thanksgiving Break - Things to do in Newport News

In town to visit relatives for Thanksgiving, found the Virginia War Museum on several; search lists... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Savannah, Georgia
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9285 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23607-1537
+1 757-247-8523
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This museum is well laid out and has a much larger collection of artifacts than I would have guessed.

Thank Mary Denis
Reviewed 25 November 2017

In town to visit relatives for Thanksgiving, found the Virginia War Museum on several; search lists for things to do. The museum tracks through early days of the US with artifacts, guns, uniforms, art and photos. Progresses through the many wars in our history with...More

Thank j1800
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

My husband, retired Air Guard, oldest son, active Army at Ft Eustis and I visited this museum Nov 13, 2017 and all were in awe! The displays are meticulous maintained and included all types of items. From recruiting posters, war bond and stamp advertising, weapons...More

Thank DecembeSarah
Reviewed 14 November 2017

A little disappointed by the lack of history untold in this museum. They need to step up their game, tell it like it was!!

Thank annette m
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The exterior of the building looks small and uninteresting. However, once inside there is an amazing collection of military items ranging from the pre-Revolutionary days all the way up to present day. We spent about an hour and only scratched the surface. There are not...More

Thank rca2011
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This museum has many one of a kind weapons like the stinger and both the semi-automatic and full automatic Johnson rifles from WWII. BUT the small space makes the collection somewhat convoluted and it is difficult to maintain chronological order. Explanations are sparse, rarely giving...More

1  Thank Scott F
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I did not know that the Virginia War Museum existed until we drove past while on a family vacation. We decided to stop and visit. I expected just another Civil War museum. I was wrong. The Virginia War Museum provides an excellent and appropriate level...More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a relatively small museum, but there is a ton of content here, and you can easily spend 2-3 hours. The museum flows chronologically from the revolutionary war to the modern day, and has really cool artifacts from each time period. They even have...More

1  Thank V1100OBmatthewl
Reviewed 22 August 2017

My husband and son love history so they picked this to visit. they have a lot of items to look at, letters to read and posters to view. Pretty nice if you like history.

Thank DRMPurple
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This museum showcases extensive artifacts and exhibits from the Revolutionary War through the War on Terror. Not great for young children, but fantastic for adult war buffs.

Thank NancyJean E
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