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Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum next to Carpenters Hall. It’s the first meeting area of the military. The brick in this area looks so good it’s like they put it in yesterday. Lots of history in this little area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 166darleneh
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is a small by important building. This is where the military got started and the pentagon is what it has become today. They have a picture on the wall comparing the two places. There’s a small exhibition in the building but not much to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Tiny museum on the path into Carpenters Hall. It is the original Pentagon and home of the War Department of the United States. The main floor focuses on the birth of the Marines which were started here in Philadelphia. Some interesting exhibits. Started with only...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

New Hall, now home of the Military Museum, was the headquarters of the War Department when Philadelphia was the nation’s capital making it the great grand daddy of the Pentagon. Today it’s a small, free museum jam packed with exhibits mostly from the Revolutionary War....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank DavidFoss
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Out of all the museums, this was the smallest and poorest. Not a ton to see inside, but still worth a quick stop before heading to Carpenter's Hall.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I guess I expected something much bigger but was still a very nice little stop in. Displays were in every nuck ,displays of war and such.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Eliz J
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The New Hall Military Museum is very small, but yet formidable on its own. The most memorable thing is a model of the USS Raleigh, an early naval vessel. There are some things for kids here, so it's a nice stop for families.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is just a small little museum nestled down an alley way. But it is mighty and has some neat artifacts. It won't take too much time to complete it, but it is worth the walk through!

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Mfclingan
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

It is free and right next to all the other historical sites so it is worth the quick stroll through. It showcases Navy, Army and Marines.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank alisad651
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This small little museum is located close to the Carpenters' Hall. At first I wasn't sure if the museum was open when I passed it, but after I visited Carpenters' Hall I went back and took another look. The museum consist of two floors. On...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank DanielHenrysson
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