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When Visiting the Museum
All bags and large items brought by visitors into the West Point Museum may be subject to search by DOD personnel.
Backpacks, briefcases, coolers, luggage, and over-sized totes are NOT permitted inside the Museum.
Bags cannot exceed 12" x 6" x12" in size.
Clear plastic bags, small purses, cinch bags, camera bags, ARE permitted inside the Museum, but will be subject to search.
Food and Drink are NOT permitted in the Museum.
Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items.
Bags which are permitted are subject to search. The guard inspecting the package will use a stick to probe the package. If necessary, the visitors may be requested to remove items from the bag for further inspection.
No provision will be provided by the Museum for storage of personal items. Museum personnel will not be held liable for items abandoned within the Museum building or within a 50 foot perimeter of the exterior.
West Point Museum reviews
Although my 11-year-old daughters found the museum a bit dry ( they expected more like the Holocaust Museum in DC), this is a museum for the serious student of history. There are countless artifacts.... more »
My husband and I stumbled upon this museum by chance and are so happy we did. We spent the afternoon learning so much with a great layout that makes sense you cannot go wrong at this museum. more »
The museum has a lot of artifacts with plenty of informative signs. Very reading heavy museum. It's divided into six galleries, though two are just weapons and are basically combined. Of the other four, one is devoted to the history of the school, and the other three cover the US involvement in war since the revolution. There is also a visitor center next door, but it's for the school, and is more like an advertisement than any kind of museum.
As someone who also took the West Point Base tour, I love History and other such cultural things. I could feel the emotions that come off of those weapons, I could feel it. There was a gut feeling of amazement, wonder, and light fear as my family and I walked around this military based museum. It was honestly so incredible.
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