Highland Falls, New York: West Point Museum: War Booty

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2110 New South Post Rd, Highland Falls, NY
US Hwy 9W to Hwy 218, then turn north onto West Point Hwy. Just outside the military academy's front gate, right behind the West Point Visitors Center.
Daily 10:30-4:15 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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West Point Museum.

West Point Museum: War Booty

The permanent repository of America's war trophies, which include Adolf Hitler's pistol, Custer's last message, and the safety plug pulled on the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki.

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West Point Museum.

West Point Museum: War Booty

Open since 1854. Designated by Presidential Order as the permanent depository of America's war trophies. There's a lot of them to see: Adolf Hitler's handgun, a Fat Man atomic bomb (and the safety plug pulled on an identical bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki), the cannon that fired the first American shot of World War I, the last note written by George Armstrong Custer, George Washington's pistols, Napoleon's sword, Geronimo's rifle... you get the idea.

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