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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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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2110 New South Post Rd, West Point, NY 10996-2001
+1 845-938-3590
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Reviewed 6 days ago

West Point incredible history is displayed in this newly renovated museum. A must see for your kids, yourself and all history buffsMore

Thank Laszlo K
BrianRWalden, Registrar at West Point Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

While I appreciate your enthusiasm the Visitor Center has been recently renovated and reopened. The Museum is the separate building with the tower and cannons in front. There is often confusion between the two. The visitor center uses displays but are for recruiting and do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 3 floors to explore in this museum. We only had time to do one floor, because we were on a bus tour, but it was worth the time.

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum with friends after dining at the Thayer Hotel. I'd have to say this is one of the best military museums that you'll find.

Thank EasyTravel365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice museum, divided up into four floors. Each floor is a little bit different, all related to Army & West Point history. Easy to self guide and maneuver around. Took us about an hour or two to see everything. Would recommend if visiting...More

Thank Carlos H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a stop on a USMA visit, an hour or two as an add on to 75 minute WP tour bus. Next to new visitors center.

Thank michael R
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is in an old rail road building the building is nice but the collection of things is not to big but it is free .

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Worth the time if you are interested in history and the area. Allow some time and be sure to leave your backpack in your car. Its NOT permitted- not lockers for them.

Thank Pat A
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This museum, which is free, has a great deal of very interesting exhibits about both the Military Academy and the role of the US Army in general. I found it to be enlightening.

Thank Alhel44
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Truly one of the best museums I have visited. The displays are good and the information offered is tremendous. I loved it and will definitely go back again.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 23 October 2017

the museum is a wonderful experience that lets you look at our Military through the years. if you are a History buff, you will love. if you are a military fan, it is worth the time nd effort. This should be on everyone's bucket list.

Thank Howard Z
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3 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.
27 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.
29 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.