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United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A statue of The Lone Sailor peers over this memorial, which consists of a plaza bearing a granite world map flanked by waterfalls and fountains. The heritage center contains exhibits on naval history.
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701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2608
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-737-2300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been here several years ago and was pleased to see that they continue to update and change displays and information. It is a relatively small museum but well worth a visit. It is free to enter and you will certainly be glad that...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RalphM33
Reviewed August 5, 2019

When there's not much going on, there's not much to see, but otherwise it's a good place to visit. It's relatively quiet and it's free to visit the museum (this does have lift access).

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

It's right outside the metro escalator so it's easy to get to. But if you have a Navy veteran with you it's a great place for a photo!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank musicgirl911
Reviewed July 13, 2019

Good to have the family see to honor the veterans from the Navy. it only takes a few minutes to visit, but a good stop on your way between the Capitol and the mall.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank James W
Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

The Navy Memorial and Heritage Museum is the place to learn about all things Navy. It’s a great tribute to the Navy past, present and future. Interactive displays, videos, books, a theater and more. As we say in the Navy, “Well Done!”

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank RobertL873
Reviewed May 22, 2019

We probably wouldn't have stopped here except this was the meeting place for our tour pick up. Since we were a little early, we walked around the plaza. I just loved the reliefs of historical naval events. So glad we happened upon this treasure!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

This memorial is worth a few minutes of your time: there are dozens of bronze reliefs implanted in the cement which surrounds the fountain and its waters. These reliefs document the role of the Navy and Marines during the many wars this country has been...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank gredave
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Small FREE museum dedicated to the US Navy. Very informative about this branch of the service. Uniforms on display not a top museum but worth the time if you're close by spent over an hour here

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CruiseLinda
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

The Navy memorial entrance is on the bottom floor of one of the tall building. It’s hidden so there is no line and once your in you can walk the whole thing in 20 minutes. It’s not to big which is great when your feet...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Joey154
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

This plaza is dedicated to all services who spent their time on the water- both past and present . The lone seaman statue sits toward the back of the plaza with bronze plaques around the periphery denoting famous moments in seafare history. Definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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