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National Firearms Museum
The National Firearms Museum proudly exhibits 3,000 guns spanning over six centuries, presenting America's most significant firearms ranging from the oldest gun on display in America to a NYPD Officer's revolver recovered from the ashes of the World Trade Center. Inside the fifteen galleries are guns owned by presidents and kings, lawmen and outlaws, gold medal Olympic shooters and everyday hobbyists.
Featured exhibits include the Robert E. Petersen Gallery, called "the most amazing room of firearms on display anywhere" and features masterpieces of the engraver's art on the finest guns ever made. The popular Hollywood Guns exhibit presents the actual guns used in movies, from John Wayne's first sixgun through Dirty Harry's .44 Magnum to firearms from the latest Academy Award winners, even Luke Skywalker's lightsaber!
The National Firearms Museum's goal is to conserve our nation's firearms treasures, and to tell the story of Americans and their gun to this and future generations. The museum offers a glimpse into the firearms that built our nation, helped forge our freedom, and captured our imagination. Whether uncovered here at the museum or just beyond our walls, each gun has its own tale just waiting to be discovered.
Visit the museum's website for more information, www.nramuseums.com. Open daily 9:30 am-5 pm. Free Admission.