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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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Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Cathy W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The West Point Museum is an outstanding military museum. The artifacts are numerous and well displayed. The history of West Point is covered as well as the role West Point played in the Revolution The DUSA gift shop is well worth a visit.

Thank GFJames
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The museum began as a place that stored and repaired military equipment. There are pieces that are on display from various battles and wars. The museum has 6 galleries...small and large weapons, history of warfare, West Point, American Wars, and History of the US Army....More

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Did this tour as well as the campus tour. We did the 0930 tour in the fall when the leaves are changing and the views over the Hudson River were amazing. The history of Westpoint is incredible. Steeped in tradition I hope they don't change...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is a truly fascinating museum as there are exhibits that are varied in subject and will visually captivate visitors of any age. There are three floors with great West Point history, conflicts fought by the US Army and classic battles in world history. No...More

Thank NikeBo
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The new visitors center is open and beautiful. The west point history and experience is well worth the stop. It is unlike anything else near by

Thank S C
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Took my grandson there because he seems to like the idea of an Army life and we both had a great time. The museum is somewhat small but the exhibits are excellent with an ample display of weapons, uniforms and all sorts of military paraphernalia....More

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rkeator1
2 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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BrianRWalden
26 February 2016|
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Response from Tafa L | Reviewed this property |
Yes I'm sure I was at the Museum!! We also toured the Visitors Center where we were able to buy a couple of magnets, my thing to collect.
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AngieWeiler
28 December 2015|
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Response from Larry F | Reviewed this property |
Yes! But be ready to answer questions from their frame of reference.
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