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NRA National Firearms Museum, Fairfax

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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

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  • 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 »
  • Had lunch there with a friend several months ago. Forgot what I ate, but remember being very pleased with the quality, taste, and price.  more »
  • A great stop if you are interested in the history of firearms and the Second Amendment. The exhibits range from the first black powder firearms to modern weaponry. There are sections that cover movie guns, and many others have a lot of history behind them. Take the time to speak to a docent - they have a lot of knowledge and can tell you the stories behind many of the exhibited guns. We heard quite the story about a particular shotgun...
  • If you enjoy being an American and lube your freedom sticks with melting snowflakes then you'll enjoy the fine art and craftsmanship of everything in there! Items from around the world and things you've never heard of on display. The free tour is WELL worth your time. You could spend an easy 3 hours reading and admiring the beauty of all things perfect.

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