National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Basic Information:

Address: 736 Sicard St SE, Washington, DC 20374

Telephone: 202.685.0589

Website: National Museum of the US Navy

Hours of Operation:
Building 76
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Saturdays & *Holidays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Important:  Access to the museum 

All visitors must have a valid photo ID to enter the Washington Navy Yard to visit the National Museum of the United States Navy. Visitors without a DoD CAC, Uniformed ID and Privileges Card, USG-issued ID, Federal PIV Credentials, or TWIC or an escort with one of these credentials must report to the Visitor Control Center (VCC) at the primary access gate at 11th and O Streets SE (GPS address is 1022 O Street SE, Washington, DC). The VCC is open weekdays, 6:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


National Museum of the US Navy: 

As Memorial Day is fast approaching, our nation hosts a number of great military related museums.  Amongst one of the greatest National museums that are located in Washington DC, is the National Museum of the US Navy.

To visit the museum you will need to make sure you have the background check and access approval taken care of (Please follow the link above to for the details).  Once you enter the grounds, you will have a fascinating insight into one of the branches of our military.

The museum hosts a number of exhibits, but walks visitors through the history of the US Navy.  Visitors can see the development of Navy and the ships that were in service.

There are a couple of exhibits around the submarines that were used in the US Navy.  Perhaps one of the more interesting permanent exhibits is the Covert Submarine Operations.  This exhibit walks visitors through the US Navy activities during the Cold War.

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Finally, the museum offers tours, which provides great insight into the exhibits, and history of the National Museum of the US Navy.

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