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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
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 7 September 2017 via mobile

The West Point Museum offers many exhibits detailing military history. It covers significant campaigns (relative to the evolution of warfare), and several varieties of weapons, from swords, to guns, to tanks, to atomic bomb casings. Very interesting museum, and it's free. Give yourself at least 90 minutes to get a good feel for the place.

1  Thank Bruce W
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you only have time for one, take the tour. It is fabulous and the docents, while non military are outstanding. Our guide offered a wealth of information about the past, present and future of the academy.

Thank marcy j
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We will come back and visit again. Very well organized museum in which one can learn more than just about West Point. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Glenn F
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

The displays are not overwhelming but the information contained therein is excellent military history. It's easy to get to as part of Highland Falls, NY and just a block outside the gate to the Academy. It's free. It's great background information to understanding the US Military Academy, regional area, and military history.

Thank Russell Q
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Covers history of warfare and of the Academy. Some glaring omissions: it would appear nothing happened since 1945 except the admission of females.

Thank 2streetr
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