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NRA National Firearms Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA


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About NRA National Firearms Museum

The NRA National Firearms Museum is a museum established in 1935, located at the NRA Headquarters Building in Fairfax County which has Approximately 2,500 guns are displayed in 15,000 square feet. The museum's exhibits cover seven centuries of firearms development and history. The main museum galleries are organized chronologically. Exhibits include firearms used for competition shooting, hunting, personal defense, recreational shooting, and police work.

Attractions Near NRA National Firearms Museum

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park8.27km from NRA National Firearms Museum

A natural park that preserves the cultural and natural resources of western Fairfax County and has a long and complex history lasting 8,000 years. The land was used as a tenant farm, family homestead, and country estate until it was deeded to Fairfax County Park Authority as a 640-acre nature park in 1971.

Oak Hill
Oak Hill8.41km from NRA National Firearms Museum

Oak Hill is a mansion and plantation located in Aldie, Virginia that was for 22 years a home of James Monroe, the fifth U.S. President. It is a National Historic Landmark, but privately owned and not open to the public.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens9.55km from NRA National Firearms Museum

This is a 100 plus acre botanical garden which was located in Vienna, Virginia. There is plenty of ornamental display gardens and unique native plant collections. Discover local flora and fauna among lakes, forests and meandering walking trails. Take in majestic views of the Piedmont hills, explore the Korean Bell Garden or pay a visit to our restored 18th Century log cabin and so more.

Sully Historic Site
Sully Historic Site9.63km from NRA National Firearms Museum

Sully was the home of Richard Bland Lee, uncle of Robert E. Lee, and northern Virginia's first representative to congress. The home is furnished with Federal period antiques and combines Georgian and Federal architechtural styles. It was restored by Fairfax County Park Authority in 1976.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts10.31km from NRA National Firearms Museum

This is a performing arts center located on 117 acres of national parkland in unincorporated Fairfax County. The Foundation presents performances in the Filene Center from May through September and at The Barns at Wolf Trap year-round. The latter venue is adjacent to but outside the park proper. In addition, the Foundation operates the Wolf Trap Opera Company, a resident company for young opera singers.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center10.81km from NRA National Firearms Museum

This is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM)'s annex at Washington Dulles International Airport in the Chantilly area of Fairfax County, which holds numerous exhibits, including the Space Shuttle Discovery, the Enola Gay, and the Gemini 7 space capsule.

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