The Museum: FAQs

Q: What are the museum hours?
The National Firearms Museum located at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Museum is only closed on Christmas Day.

The National Sporting Arms Museum located at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The Museum is only closed on Christmas Day.

Q: Can I get a guided tour when I visit the museum?
The National Firearms Museum is self-guided with pamphlets available and kiosks throughout the galleries offering additional information. For group tours please contact (703) 267-1620.

The National Sporting Arms Museum is self-guided with pamphlets available and docents throughout the galleries offering additional information.

Q: Can I email the NRA Museum?
Yes, The NRA Museum can provide answers to general museum questions.  However, please note the Museum cannot provide the following services:

Q: What's my gun worth?
The NRA does not provide firearm values. However, if you have technical questions about your gun, a Dope Bag service is available to NRA members. Send your written questions to the NRA Dope Bag at: The American Rifleman, 
11250 Waples Mill Road,
 Fairfax, VA 22030. Be sure to include your member number in the top right-hand corner and a self-addressed stamped envelope. The appropriate research will be conducted and your questions will be answered in writing.

Museum Hours and Location

National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Telephone (703) 267-1600

Open Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
Free Admission

National Sporting Arms Museum

1935 S. Campbell Ave
Springfield, Missouri 65807
Telephone (417) 891-5346

Open Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
Free Admission

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