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NRA National Firearms Museum, Fairfax

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Since 1935, the NRA Museum collection has become one of the world's finest museum collections dedicated to firearms. Now housed in three locations, the NRA Museums offer a glimpse into the firearms that built our nation, helped forge our freedom, and captured our imagination.

For more information on hours and locations of the NRA National Firearms Museum, the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops, and the Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest visit NRAmuseums.com.

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  • Enjoyed our trip here immensely. The amount of displays are overwhelming. Spent 3 hours looking. Gripe #1. No real directions inside the museum, sort of guiding you around, so ya just kinda wander... 
    Enjoyed our trip here immensely. The amount of displays are overwhelming. Spent 3 hours looking. Gripe #1. No real directions inside the museum, sort of guiding you around, so ya just kinda wander...  more »
  • I was truly wowed by the types of weapons used and the length of rifles/swords used in the 1600 - 1700 era. NRA changes out weapons displayed every 3rd or 4th month. So if you visit the museum 2 - 3.....  more
    I was truly wowed by the types of weapons used and the length of rifles/swords used in the 1600 - 1700 era. NRA changes out weapons displayed every 3rd or 4th month. So if you visit the museum 2 - 3.....  more »
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  • Never have I ever seen such a complete, detailed, extensive, and informative display on any subject in any museum. No matter your political views this should be on your list just for the sheer volume and quality of the information. The curator was knowledgeable on the various collections and displays, their history and value. Not everyone in our party was a firearms enthusiast but everyone left with an appreciation of their efforts.
  • The NRA Museum offers a unique perspective on antique to modern firearms. Everything from engraved scroll work, gold and silver plating, ivory inlay. To rustic workhorses such as gatling guns, flintlocks, cap & ball revolvers. If you appreciate fine metallurgy, hand worked stocks, and the ingenuity to create works of art. This is a must see if you are cruising through the area. Free parking and free entrance too.

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