United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
4.5
Speciality MuseumsMonuments & Statues
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Neighbourhood: Downtown
How to get there
  • Archives • 1 min walk
  • Gallery Place • 5 min walk
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E.L.E
Brno, Czech Republic
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Beautiful memorial dedicated to the United States Navy. There are multiple flags being flown, some names, dates, statues. Located behind the National Archives
Written 16 September 2023
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Beautiful circular structure near The National Archives building with some statues dedicated to those who served in the US Navy forces. Quite a nice photographic building behind it too
Written 10 September 2023
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Southwest_Gaucho
Lake Havasu City, AZ
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Stopped in by myself and as a USAF Veteran and enjoyed myself. No, it's not a large museum, and no, there are a lot of things in there, but what they had I thought was well done. Staff was very helpful and polite. One could spend 1 - 1.5 hours here depending on how much you want to read. Gift shop is nice and carries items for all branches.
Written 5 July 2023
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AdventureMN95
Minneapolis, MN
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This Memorial was very cool with the navy flags on display plus the bronze pictures sculptures had a fun 2D/3D element to it. The outside of the memorial I had a nice little multi tiered fountain, and in the center of the Memorial had a nice map displaying all the oceans.
Written 20 June 2023
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woosailor
Wooster, OH
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This is an excellent smaller version of the Navy Museum on Navy Yard base but very enjoyable. Lots of photos and more focus on individuals rather than chips or data. Well worth a visit and probably better for those not so familiar with the Navy.
Written 2 August 2022
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Bryon Paul V
Sterling, VA
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Give it an outside memorial worthy of those killed and wounded. It is not well marked and off the beaten oath. I just came across it by accident. The US Naval Muesum at the Washington Ship Yards is the real thing. Much better alternative.
Written 15 July 2022
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RLWOrangePark
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This memorial is located directly downtown; adjacent to the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro Station. When you leave the metro station and before you enter the building be sure to look around outside and the map of the world on the ground and the statue of the Lone Sailor in the courtyard. In the Memorial, there are videos, display boards and maps showing the Navy's history and experiences around the globe. There are uniforms and objects used by the various arms of the Navy. Check out the Navy Log, the nation's largest publicly available repository of Sea Service personnel. If you have a friend or relative that has served in the Navy, chances are you can find them in this database. Note that this is different from the National Navy Museum which is located on the Washington Navy Yard and is well worth a more extensive visit and tour of Navy history.
Written 5 November 2021
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Søren H
Alleroed Municipality, Denmark
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Business
Not much of a kick. Maybe if you are a US navy veteran it is exiting but I cannot get much out of it. Even forgot to take a picture of the marine guy statue.
Written 15 March 2020
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ScubaGSO
Greensboro, NC
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Both the memorial and the Heritage Center are must visits for anyone that served in the sea services. The Heritage center is small, but it does have some nice displays, and a wonderful library of books.
Written 2 December 2019
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Jay S
Harrisburg, PA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Museum is very accessible but hidden behind doors which look like they are leading into an ordinary storefront. Very thorough briefing of the history and heritage of the Navy in the below street level facility. No charge to visit and easy to navigate (yes, there is a gift shop with lots of Navy souveniers). This is a compact view of the Navy and will whet your appetite to learn more.
Written 28 October 2019
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