National Museum of the United States Navy, Washington DC

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A free museum, devoted to the display of naval artifacts, models, documents and fine art, the National Museum of the United States Navy chronicles the history of the United States Navy from the American Revolution to the present conflicts. Interactive exhibits commemorate our Navy’s wartime heroes and battles as well as peacetime contributions in exploration, diplomacy, navigation and humanitarian service. The Cold War Gallery, an annex museum to the main building is open to the public, during the week and by appointment.

Access to the Museum is through the 11th and O Street, SE gate. Visitors without a Military ID or CAC Card will need to be processed through the Visitor's Center. All adults need to have a photo ID and drivers need proof of insurance and registration for vehicles.

Weekend and Holiday access requires a Military ID, CAC Card, or to be pre vetted during the week at the Visitor's Center.

For more information, please visit www.history.navy.mil/nmusn or call 202-433-2385.

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  • This museum is a gem. Not only are the exhibits interesting and well presented but the historians are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their material. Both Gordon Calhoun and Michael Galloway...  more »
  • While the Museum is very important and has many artifacts it lacked information about the Sea Bees. There was only about six feet of space dedicated to the Sea Bees in two big warehouses. The staff wa...  more »
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  • Gross and disrespectful 😠 This place lets employees bring their pets to work in these fake service dog outfits. I watched a staff member let this puppy pee all over the place and didn't clean it up!!!!! Inside OF the Museum!!! There's gotta be pee all over the place in there. I came with my family-- my dad was in the Navy! We left. I can't believe the Navy treats they're history like this.
  • A lot of naval history and love the Corsair, but it is lacking a lot. The museum looks dated but there is a lot of scale models or ships and what not. Make sure you go to the Marine Corps museum after this because if you go before, you will be let down expecting a similar experience!
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