National Purple Heart Hall Of Honor, New Windsor

Categories: Military Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
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  • Wonderful experience. If you are in the area, this should be a must stop. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Make sure to go downstairs some of the models are incredible. Great experience for k...  read more »
  • This qas a great place to visit i would bring family and friends here ...wonderful for our vets to get recognized for their service ..... 
  • We went to see the place that honored the wounded from all of our wars. These people gave a piece of themselves for our freedom and some of them made the ultimate sacrifice. 
  • The museum is lovely and informative, filled with memorabilia ranging from the revolutionary war all the way up to our most recent military engagements. Built on the historical site of a revolutionary cantonment, the premises also displays several buildings from the early days of the U.S.. Informational plaques dot the landscape providing snapshots of history while friendly and knowledgable staff perform re-enactments of different common tasks of the times. The main building houses a gift shop, museum, and the Purple Heart archive, as well as a miniature theatre constantly showing a short video about the history, importance, and meaning of the Purple Heart, a prestigious medal awarded to service men and women injured or worse in the military. Well worth the time of the avid history buff or any individual interested in some of the finer workings of the United States and its military history.
  • Lots of Pokestops! Spent years closer to it and didn't realize how cool it was until recently. They have replica from the revolutionary war on grounds and if you go at the right time of year....WILD RASPBERRIES!
  • The kids had a great time. The staff is very knowledgeable and entrance fee is only $3.
  • 2/19/14: Great experience, but was only able to see 1/3 of the exhibit areas because of time. Staff was also friendly and knowledgeable.
  • This is a national museum honoring American Servicemen and Servicewomen who received the Purple Heart, a medal awarded to those who shed blood for the United States in armed conflict. The Hall is a museum of weapons, medals, history and patriotism with an archive available to document every recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. At my last visit, in the last quarter of 2011, more than 175,000 individuals were recorded there. All of these came from individuals who enrolled themselves or family members and from research generated by those records of enrollment. The archive is not a simple list or directory. It is a database of photographs, personal stories and the supporting records for those enrolled. The Hall of Honor is adjacent to Washington's Cantonment, adding to the historical background. It was the site where General George Washington awarded the first heart-shaped pieces of cloth to acknowledge a soldier’s bravery and sacrifice. The Hall has a website and its staff invites visitors and guests and encourages enrollment. It truly is a Hall of Honor.
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