Street Address
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington, DC 20374
Mailing Address
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, DC 20374
Hours
The Museum is open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
•The General Public can bring cars onto the Navy Yard on weekends only and should use the 6th and M St. SE gate. •Pedestrians may use any entry gate Monday to Friday, and only the 6th and M St. SE gate on weekends.
Admissions
The Museum is open to the public and tours can be arranged for schools or other groups. Call (202)433-6826 for more informaton.
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
R Capt. Pineau
EDGAR D. BORJA, MuseumsUSA Contact

Description

The National Museum of the US Navy hosts a wide variety of changing exhibits. Browse the online exhibits on the museum website to sample the experience before you visit!

Display ship Barry is open for tours Monday-Saturday and closed on Sunday and some federal holidays. The ship may also close due to inclement weather. For the most up-to-date information on display ship Barry's hours of operation, please call the ship directly at (202) 433-3377.

While at the Museum, be sure to visit our Gift Shop where Navy themed books and items are available.

Self-guided tours are available for adult and student groups during all hours of Museum operation. Reservations are not required for a self-guided tour. School age student scavenger hunts and World War II student workbooks are available at the front of the Museum. There is no size limit on self-guided tour groups.

Mission

Devoted to the display of naval artifacts, models, documents and fine art, the museum 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.

History

The National Museum of the U.S. Navy was established in 1961 and opened to the public in 1963. As one of 14 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.

Today The National Museum of the U.S. Navy is the only naval museum to chronicle the history of the U.S. Navy from its creation to the present. Artifacts like USS Constitution's fighting top, the world's deepest diving submersible, Trieste, and the khaki uniform of former Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz make The Navy Museum's collection second to none. Close to 200,000 individuals visit The National Museum of the U.S. Navy annually. Admission to the Museum and its programs is free. The Museum is architecturally accessible. The National Museum of the U.S. Navy is part of the Naval History & Heritage Command which includes a library, archives, and photographic and other research facilities.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Group Tours