by NRABlog Staff - Thursday, October 13, 2016
The NRA National Firearms Museum, located at National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, has received the 2016 Best of Fairfax Award in the Museums category by the Fairfax Award Program.
The museum routinely places atop lists of attractions in the greater Fairfax area, garnering positive reviews from visitors year after year. In 2015, the NRA National Firearms Museum welcomed more than 46,000 visitors.
‘The NRA National Firearms Museum is honored to be recognized by our community,” said Jim Supica, NRA Museums Director. “We pride ourselves on being an enjoyable and positive educational experience with firearms for seasoned and novice gun enthusiasts alike.”
The NRA National Firearms Museum consists of 15 galleries comprised of 85 exhibit cases housing 3,000 firearms in a 15,000 square foot facility. The museum’s collection spans the nearly 700-year history of firearms with a special emphasis on firearms, freedom and the American experience.
Each gallery is evocative of a period of time in American history, from the stockade fort at Jamestown to the gun factories of New England. Life-sized dioramas include a 19th-century riflemaker's shop, a trench on the Western Front in WWI, and a shelled-out town square in Normandy in World War II. The firearms tell the stories of how they were used to provide security and sustenance to the early colonists, secure our freedom and independence, and maintain and preserve those liberties. Within the galleries are also tales of exploration, manufacturing, competition, hunting and recreational shooting sports.
The Fairfax Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Fairfax area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
For more information about the NRA National Firearms Museum, visit http://www.nramuseum.org, or visit the museum at 11250 Waples Mill Road in Fairfax, Virginia daily between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.