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NRA National Firearms Museum

Open Now: 09:30 - 05:00
Open today: 09:30 - 05:00
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Great Museum - Highly Recommend

They have thousands of firearms, some dating back to the 15th Century, including matchlocks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John L
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Too many specimens

Too overwhelming, I will need many more visits to appreciate the variety. Firearms from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arthur P
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.
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11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550
+1 703-267-1600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have thousands of firearms, some dating back to the 15th Century, including matchlocks, wheel-locks, and flintlocks all the way up to modern firearms. They have a large selection of firearms that had been in popular movies. The firearms are grouped together by type and...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too overwhelming, I will need many more visits to appreciate the variety. Firearms from the earliest examples to the latest releases.

Thank Arthur P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall I was impressed with the museum. While it is a bit confusingly laid out (we were not sure where to start and there wasn't a logical flow to the exhibits), there are some amazing exhibits here. We particularly enjoyed the Vietnam and WWII exhibits,...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For firearms history buffs like me, more cool stuff than I can shake a stick at, way too many to list or recall here, so I’ll just name a few: the .44 AutoMag, Dirty Harry’s Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum, the Beretta 92F...More

Thank TrojanSkyCop1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always try to find something to do on Sundays and this was one of the few places open. Well it did not disappoint!

Thank Brittany F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids loved it, I loved it and we do not own a gun. I highly recommend it!! Right off the highway so it is easy to get to.

Thank Bradleyjwhite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to see so much art work on firearms and the different types, with their history. This is better than the Smithsonian in DC and a lot safer. There are many strange and unique items, like the vampire killing set. There is...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This museum has so much firearm history in it. I was totally taken by all of the different display they have. From private collections, all the different wars and present day. You just need to visit this museum and see for yourself. I highly recommend...More

Thank PFN-Traveler
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Without GPS this place is hard to find. The signage on the highway is great, but once off that there is no further signage. But the two hours I spent driving around asking people where it was (no body knew, except a policeman). Was worth...More

Thank bikeontheroof
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

If you are intregued by rare hand and long guns and are interested in their history you will apprecite this museum. Its well thought out displays and explanations are very informative.

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4 June 2017|
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Response from MDTJ | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling the headquarters for best directions as it is outside of DC in Fairfax, VA and I am not sure there is a close Metro station: (703) 267-1600. They should be able to assist you best.
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16 January 2017|
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Response from NRA M | Property representative |
The National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA is open on MLK Day. We also have two other NRA Museums - the National Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, MO is also open on MLK Day, but the Frank Brownell Museum of the... More
19 December 2016|
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Response from NRA M | Property representative |
Hi! The NRA has a shooting range on site, but please note they do not rent guns to visitors - shooters must bring their own. However, there are ranges in the surrounding area that do rent guns. We are very close to... More