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“A Secret Gem”

National Museum of the United States Navy
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Owner description: Explore ship to shore at the National Museum of the United States Navy!Devoted to the display of naval artifacts, models, documents and fine art, the National Museum of the U.S. Navy 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. The Cold War Gallery, an annex museum to the main building is open to the public, as well as display ship Barry, a Cold War era destroyer, which is accessible from the Washington Navy Yard. Please note-the ship can close suddenly in cases of inclement weather.
Dallas
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Secret Gem”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Loved this museum! We had an itinerary for each day of our week long vacation to DC but this wasn't on it. However, we finished things a bit earlier and found some time that needed filling so we decided to go to the Navy Yard and visit the museum.

This is a place my dad could stay for a day or two maybe. If you like history, especially of the wars that have shaped our nation, this is for you. There's lots of information to see and read, so be prepared to stay for a while!

If you are taking someone with mobility issues, this museum is a good option since everything is on one level.

Visited June 2013
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San Diego, California
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78 reviews
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“A must do for any veteran.”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is a must do for anyone interested in our nations history. There were so many unique items and artwork that are presented and described well. I could have spent the entire day but only had a couple of hours. Be aware about visitor information for civilians. It's best to check their website. For active and dependents entry is easy with your CAC or dependent ID. Not much for dining options in the area so I suggest eating before or after your visit. Will definitely be visiting again.

Visited May 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Hidden Museum That Most People Miss”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

The Navy museum is hidden and if you dont' know it's there you will miss it. Worth going to so that you learn about the history of the Navy and learn about the famous Admiral's and all about what the Navy does.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Anchors Aweigh”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Great place to visit. It's only a mile walk from the Metro Station in a nice neighborhood by the Nationals' ballpark. The museum is neatly laid out by historical subjects; that is, you'll encounter its participation in the American Revolution first, followed by the War of 1812, and so forth. For me personally, learning about the USN's part in World War I was interesting; it's a little-know subject. Of course, the most space is devoted to World War II, that being a global effort, and both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters are covered. Military enthusiasts could easily spend the day here and people less so inclined will find it a few hours well spent.

Visited April 2013
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Cumberland, Wisconsin
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“Great Museum!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We've probably been to the Navy Museum 3 or 4 times now. Every time we go we look up my Dad's service record on their Navy Log. We've taken a couple of our grandsons to D.C. and they both wanted to go to the Navy Museum and have their pictures taken along side the computer screen with great grandpas picture/service record. It really made their trip to our nations capitol and brings it down to a personal level for them. Could easily spend an hour or more there!

Visited March 2013
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