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Virginia War Museum, Newport News

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Military Museum
The Virginia War Museum is located in Huntington Park on Warwick Blvd., Newport News, Virginia. The museum contains exhibits on American military history from 1775 to the present.HistoryThe Virginia War Museum was founded in 1923 by the Braxton-Perkins Post #25 of the American Legion as the American Legion Memorial Museum of Virginia. The City of Newport News assumed overall administration of the museum in the 1950s and it was known as the War Memorial Museum of Virginia. In 1987, the Virginia War Museum Foundation was established by the Newport News City Council and the museum adopted its current name.CollectionsThe Museum's collection includes, weapons, vehicles, tanks, cannons, uniforms, personal effects, and propaganda posters from various periods of American history. The Museum itself is oriented such that tours will guide visitors through the Museum chronologically, beginning with the American Revolutionary War, to the American Civil War, through the Philippine–American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, and War in Afghanistan (2001–14). It also includes a special collection of uniforms and weaponry used by African American service members throughout Military history of the United States.
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  • My husband and I are interested in history and love going to war museums. Virginia War Museum is not large but it has many highly interesting artifacts from the Civil War, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The...  more »
  • This museum is stocked full of war material from revolution days to now. Very large rifle collection as well as pistol, swords, bayonets and helmets. Authentic uniforms worn by historic/local military...  more »
  • I lived near this museum for 16 years and was always kind of underwhelmed by it, despair the massive amount of military history that occurred in the area. When visiting the area last week my fiancé an...  more »
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  • So many actual uniforms, pieces brought back from various war theaters. Things that I haven't seen at any other museums! Worth your time. I wish we had left more time to walk through.
  • Lots of cool stuff. Picnic areas, near a park, it is on the James River, great historic place to visit with family. Especially vets and war buffs.
  • A great semi small museum, has lots of amazing artifacts, some I haven't seen in other military museums and I have been to many in US and Europe!!! Definitely something to visit on a weekend for about 2 hours!
  • Amazing experience. Well worth your time.
  • Wonderful museum with lots of interesting and informative exhibits.