First of all, we didn't even realise this was THE West Point when we passed it on the road. Looked at the map, put two and two together, and returned for a look around.
Lots of construction going on but clearly marked, if dusty pedestrian path to follow. First a gift store. Then a walk to another gift store. Impressive building - the one with the tower in all the photos.
Found our way out of the second gift store and into a multilevel museum. A little dark and musty, but that's the nature of the building. Skipped the display of weapons, not really our thing.
Very interesting display on the "History of Warfare." Only it wasn't. Not a naval or air battle in sight. Land battles, going back to pre-history. Dioramas, explanatory panels. Explanations of tactics. Great stuff. But all presented in true nineteenth century fashion. Nothing interactive. Nothing even moving. Museum science has come a long way since this.
Another floor, another exhibition. This time on the history of West Point Military Academy itself. Same general approach, but a lot of stuff we didn't know. Fascinating.
On the way out, past the gift shop again, we d\finally see a mention of the Navy: Go Army, the banner says. Beat Navy.
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