National Firearms Museum

3,000 guns on display (6,000+ in archives)


Fairfax, VA

  • Established in 1935 at old NRA Headquarters
  • 1998 moved to current location
  • 20,000 square feet
  • 15 Galleries
  • 85 exhibit cases
  • FREE – Open Almost Every Day
  • 50,000 – 60,000 visitors per year

Published on Nov 22, 2012

We had the opportunity to meet Doug Wicklund, Senior Curator of the NRA National Firearms Museum at the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia (just outside of Washington D.C.)

Doug showed us the Firearms Library, the Conservation Lab and the Firearms Archives. Thanks to Doug and the NRA for this opportunity to share this ‘behind the scenes’ look at the NRA Museum’s Firearms Collection

NRA National Firearms Museum

(This is a reproduced video with better sound than the first version we posted. Please comment again if your comment was removed when the first video was pulled)

Thanks to Doug and the NRA for their time and consideration and thanks to James Yeager of Tactical Response for his assistance

National Firearms MuseumNational Rifle Association
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 267-1600

NRA Range

 in the basement of NRA Headquarters

  • 15 shooting booths
  • 50-yards
  • Shooters must provide their own firearms
  • for recreational shooting
  • ammunition and shooting supplies are available for purchase
  • on-site  classroom 
  • used for NRA Firearm Training courses, junior shooting programs, NRA instructor courses, shooting clinics, events, and many other activities
(Visited 145 times, 1 visits today)