Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, Lexington Park

#28 of 163 in Museums in Maryland
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The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) is a member-supported, privately-funded museum preserving the history and heritage of Naval Aviation and associated technology.

Our mission is to “Preserve, Educate, Inspire” by presenting the continuing story of Naval Aviation with a focus on Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Our Vision is to be a highly valued community resource providing both educational and tourism benefits to the Southern Maryland area for generations.

Located just outside Gate 1 of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the PRNAM is operated by the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association, Inc., a 501(C)3 non-profit charitable organization. First opened in 1978, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum now spans three buildings and also includes a Flight Line consisting of one-of-a-kind aircraft and aircraft configurations unique to the Naval Test Center.
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  • A very good museum to visit to get up close to a variety of aircraft. I just visited again after over 5 years since the last visit. They have a new visitor's center etc. However due to the COVID...  more »
  • While going home from a state park, I saw signs for this museum and a bunch of planes sitting out back of it. As a fan of aviation history, I decided to stop here with my husband. He is not a big fan....  more »
  • Great assortment of aircraft, and great staff! my favorite air museums are the ones you can get up-close and personal with the aircraft and this place is great for this ! I drove 90 min to get here to see the CH53, the F14, and the X32B, but the other aircraft are amazing as well. Seeing the Fa-18, and the Viking was outstanding ! its at the entrance of the Patuxent River Naval base and your might have the opportunity to see flying aircraft. its a Good two to three hour to walk the whole thing.
  • While not the largest museum collection ever, the quality is awesome. The static displays are worth the price of admission alone. Great people and good quality museum for any lovers of aviation or naval history.
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