The NRA National Firearms Museum (website not working at present) is situated in the same building complex as the NRA Headquarters Fairfax, Virginia. The Assistant Curator, Matt Sharpe, was kind enough to give me a personal tour (exclusive tours can be arranged in advance 1 ) . The exhibits start with the development of the first handheld cannons and continue through history to the present. I cannot speak more highly of the museum – it holds an amazing and diverse collection of guns, many of which you will never see anywhere else,
The photos I took are pretty bad, but I hope to do a follow up post with better quality photos taken by professional photographers.
I am pretty sure admission to the Museum is free. If you are without a car, catch the DC Metro (orange line) to Fairfax, VA and then go the remainder of the distance by Taxi (the taxi cost me about $16).
National Firearms Museum
11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-9400, United States
Again, many thanks to Matt for giving me the tour and sharing with me his extensive knowledge of the collection.
Tomorrow I will post photos of the NRA Vault 🙂