Established in 2008, the Museum is a jewel box museum with more than 200 firearms beautifully exhibited in a spectacular 2,750 square foot facility.
When you enter the Museum, you’ll see a set of exhibits around the perimeter of the facility that follows the history of the Southwest.
Immerse yourself in the long and storied history of the region and the firearms that shaped our country’s destiny, starting with the Native Americans and then the Spanish colonization, Spanish exploration, the conquistadors, the Spanish American War, the American Civil War in the Southwest, the Old West, and other major historical events.
See exceptionally decorated arms by modern American engravers along with competition firearms like those used today on the famous Whittington ranges. In short, the Museum is not to be missed.
Make the Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest a part of your NRA Whittington Center experience.
Best of all, the Museum is free to the public!
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MST
The general public is welcome to stay at the Whittington Center. There is a broad range of housing to accommodate individuals, couples, and small to large groups.
The NRA Whittington Center hosts hundreds of private and public events every year. Take a look at our schedule and plan your visit today.
All Whittington-U courses are taught on 360 degree ranges where dynamic movement, defensive posture and the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship are emphasized.
Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. The NRA Whittington Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generous contributions of donors who want to preserve our heritage of freedom for the next generation of shooters and hunters.