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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great local history spot

Went with friends on a rainy day that interrupted our kayaking plans. Having recently moved to... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Waldorf, Maryland
Great displays.

Had a group of two families with small children go here. The inside of the museum is open and... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Greg P
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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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
+1 301-863-1900
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Went with friends on a rainy day that interrupted our kayaking plans. Having recently moved to southern MD, it was interesting to hear about how the naval base and the are evolved. They did have great displays including planes, including a computer I wrote code...More

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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming to visit!

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Had a group of two families with small children go here. The inside of the museum is open and accommodating with things you don’t get to see many places. The outside ramp has a lot of aircraft in a small space. Definitely worth the trip

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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love hosting families at the Pax Museum. Come back and see us again sometime!

Reviewed July 10, 2018

A must see for any aviation buff. Would be nice if there were some examples of WW II naval aircraft, but seeing the "modern" jets that were used as testing platforms was really something. A very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Was an interesting place to viist. Interesting to see the various aircraft. Would recommend if you are in the area.

Thank Susie M
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful site with great examples of Naval Aviation. Some interactive activity, great tour with knowledgeable guides. I would take any visitors there when in the area.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Visited with a relative, who's a retired military plane mechanic so I got the real rundown. There are about 25 planes and helicopters inside and out to view and even touch ranging from Vietnam War to present. New hanger is very pleasant and includes a...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Took our almost-84-year-old Poppa back to the NAS where he served in the early 1950's. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the good folks who helped us navigate the museum. Great gift shop. Thank you, guys!

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took our three year old to see this museum. He was all over the place bouncing from display to display. The museum it's self is rather small, but has a rather impressive collection of static displays. They also have some simulators....More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Although she is three years, she thoroughly enjoyed herself. The static displays were her favorite. We happened to visit when the local fire/EMS/PD had displays up and she got to sit in fire trucks as well. A GREAT morning spent educating my granddaughter.

1  Thank DonRetired
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Here with young kids, nice open layout but exhibits were very well labeled. When you realize how many astronauts worked at NAS Pax River, you get a real sense of how important the place is. The F14 flight simulator is just a computer screen but...More

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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.
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