National Museum of the United States Navy, Washington DC

Categories: Military Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
The National Museum of the United States Navy, or U.S. Navy Museum for short, is the flagship museum of the United States Navy and is located in the former Breech Mechanism Shop of the old Naval Gun Factory on the grounds of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., USA.The U.S. Navy Museum is one of fifteen official Navy museums, and is part of the Naval History & Heritage Command, the official history program of the United States Navy.MissionThe U.S. Navy Museum collects, preserves, displays, and interprets historic naval artifacts and artwork to inform, educate, and inspire naval personnel and the general public.HistoryThe U.S. Navy Museum was established in 1961 and opened to the public in 1963. As one of 15 Navy museums throughout the country, it is the only one that presents an overview of U. S. naval history. Permanent and temporary exhibitions commemorate the Navy's wartime heroes and battles as well as its peacetime contributions in exploration, diplomacy, space flight, navigation and humanitarian service.
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  • The Museum is located in the heart of the Navy Yard compound in SE of Washington D.C. It is a good place to learn about the U.S. Navy; duties, fleets, and function. Without government ID, visitors mus...  read more »
  • Note that public access for non-military people is extremely limited. The gate guard reported that in week days it was possible, but I am uncertain that is correct. Here's what the museum website says...  read more »
  • We went last week with our 4 and 7 year old and they were totally bored. At first my 7 year old was excited about the scavenger hunt, but she gave up after the first few questions. My 4 year old was n...  read more »
  • Great museum that no one knows about. Worth a trip, but best to go on a weekend or take Metro.
  • Very cool museum. Hard to get to.
  • Nato Navy personal and they refused us entry.....sad actually looks like a nice place to visit. I guess if your nor past or present US military NO access.
  • NOTE: This museum is not open to the general public. Admission requires a Military ID or arrangements made well in advance of visit. Do not make trip to museum without researching the requirements first.
  • Amazing! I always think off D.D. John Paul Jones....I have not yet begun to fight! Still have photos of D.D. Barry
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