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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Great Static Display

I was stationed at Pax River from 1980-1986, so took a trip down memory lane. I remember the old... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
RobRoy47
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Paw Paw, West Virginia
Worth Your Visit

Their displays and the many items in the museum along with their volunteers made the visit very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
G5691GMgloriap
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Roanoke, United States
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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...more
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22156 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653-2008
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was stationed at Pax River from 1980-1986, so took a trip down memory lane. I remember the old museum, interesting, but small. It has greatly expanded and now has a magnificent static display. Old and new are their. Inside, there is an F-35 with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Their displays and the many items in the museum along with their volunteers made the visit very enjoyable and educational. Gave us excellent information on the area with other places to go sightseeing.More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Our volunteers are really the best! As a small nonprofit we rely on these terrific folks to help us tell our story to the community and visitors. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing collection of aircraft and weapons related to NAS Pax River. The museum is sighted right by the main road and has plenty of on-site parking. As soon as you enter the building you are met with aircraft on display including the X-35C (a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and sharing your experience!

Reviewed May 7, 2019

Navy test aircraft on display both inside the museum and on the outdoor flight line. Don’t miss your chance to fly the flight simulators (additional charge).

Date of experience: March 2019
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The flight sims are popular - thanks for checking them out! Glad you came to visit.

Reviewed April 30, 2019

Friendly service and worth the visit because they show the full aviation history of the area and a decent number of aircraft to look at. Only complaint is that the displays don't appear to be well maintained, multiple aircraft used by the local wildlife and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

Thanks for your visit and feedback! You'll be glad to hear that we have a brand new flightline officer who is creating a maintenance team for the aircraft displayed outside. As a small nonprofit, we rely on volunteers and the generosity of donors to maintain...More

Reviewed April 28, 2019

I think the grandchildren enjoyed this more than the adults. So many things to look at. Inside the museum is a interactive cockpit the kids can climb into to simulate flying a jet.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2019

Thanks for your visit and review! The simulators are always a big hit. We are developing another interactive simulator-like experience to add to the museum this year. Come back and see us anytime!

Reviewed April 18, 2019

Visited Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on a recent trip to this area of Maryland. Was very impressed by the exhibits and aircraft in this museum. The Docent was much appreciated, sharing his extensive knowledge of the aircraft, as well as his experiences serving in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2019

Thanks for the kind words! We appreciate that you stopped by on your recent trip to the area and are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed November 30, 2018

Decently sized aviation museum, really cool to be able to walk around the lot out back with all the planes & helicopters, and get up close to them. Some unique exhibits specific to this Air Station that you probably won't see at one of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Thanks for visiting! We definitely have some unique pieces in our collection. So glad to know you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed November 14, 2018

This museum is a tremendous asset to St. Mary's County and pays fitting tribute to the work the men and women of the Navy, Federal Government, and contractors do and have done for Naval Aviation over the past 75+years. They are always renovating and adding...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Thank you for the great feedback! We do work hard to refresh displays and create new exhibits... several new galleries will be opening within the coming year. Hope you'll come check those out too.

Reviewed November 5, 2018

I have toured The Smithsonian's Air and Space at least 3 times and this museum, though smaller by quite a bit had things that Air and Space did not have. There was a number of planes used in the Veitnam and Gulf wars there as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Thanks for stopping in to check us out!

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Lin K
August 13, 2016|
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Response from raj0302 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, admission for adults was $5.00 when I visited in February. See my review dated 13 Feb 2016 for more details.
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beagledad2014
June 25, 2015|
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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
As John mentioned there is one cockpit trainer that kids will be able to sit in.However, most of the museum exhibits are geared towards older kids and adults. The plaques and exhibits are very informative. The gift shop has... More
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