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NRA National Firearms Museum

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
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Maybe not PC, but this is really a "Hidden gem"

One of my relatives and her partner were visiting Virginia, and they stayed with us. He is really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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What a fabulous little museum. During the weekdays they offer a free tour at 1pm that is worth it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.
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11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550
+1 703-267-1600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm just so daddgum mad about this "museum". They don't let you fire a single damn gun! I tried to bring in my own but they says you cain't do that neither! Hogwash. The one positive is the cafeteria serves up a mighty fine mess...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a video of a guy with a musket terrorizing a corporate office. Everyone just left the office while the guy was reloading. Would not let me shoot a AR-15 with a bump-stock either.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank PeteSmellslikePoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my relatives and her partner were visiting Virginia, and they stayed with us. He is really "into" guns and weapons, in general, and we live near the NRA headquarters building so, I asked if they wanted to go to the museum, and he...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ohaya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous little museum. During the weekdays they offer a free tour at 1pm that is worth it. It was almost two hours long and didn't begin to touch all the contents of the museum. The tour covers most the the highlights and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LostPassport434
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Incredible selection of guns from earliest to most modern. Fantastic journey through history. The 'Guns of Hollywood' exhibit is the best.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank getrecoverynow
Reviewed October 16, 2018

They have thousands of firearms, some dating back to the 15th Century, including matchlocks, wheel-locks, and flintlocks all the way up to modern firearms. They have a large selection of firearms that had been in popular movies. The firearms are grouped together by type and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Too overwhelming, I will need many more visits to appreciate the variety. Firearms from the earliest examples to the latest releases.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Arthur P
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Overall I was impressed with the museum. While it is a bit confusingly laid out (we were not sure where to start and there wasn't a logical flow to the exhibits), there are some amazing exhibits here. We particularly enjoyed the Vietnam and WWII exhibits,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A85IRerinm
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

For firearms history buffs like me, more cool stuff than I can shake a stick at, way too many to list or recall here, so I’ll just name a few: the .44 AutoMag, Dirty Harry’s Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum, the Beretta 92F...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TrojanSkyCop1
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We always try to find something to do on Sundays and this was one of the few places open. Well it did not disappoint!

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 4, 2017|
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Response from MDTJ | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling the headquarters for best directions as it is outside of DC in Fairfax, VA and I am not sure there is a close Metro station: (703) 267-1600. They should be able to assist you best.
Daniel Y
January 15, 2017|
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Response from NRA M | Property representative |
The National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA is open on MLK Day. We also have two other NRA Museums - the National Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, MO is also open on MLK Day, but the Frank Brownell Museum of the... More
December 19, 2016|
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Response from NRA M | Property representative |
Hi! The NRA has a shooting range on site, but please note they do not rent guns to visitors - shooters must bring their own. However, there are ranges in the surrounding area that do rent guns. We are very close to... More