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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Open Now: 12:00 - 17:00
Open today: 12:00 - 17:00
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Pretty good aviation museum

Decently sized aviation museum, really cool to be able to walk around the lot out back with all the... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
o_hughmanatee
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Geneva, Switzerland
Great Asset

This museum is a tremendous asset to St. Mary's County and pays fitting tribute to the work the men... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
pontia2
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Leonardtown, Maryland
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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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Reviewed 30 November 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 2 December 2018

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

Reviewed 14 November 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 2 December 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 5 November 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 2 December 2018

Thanks for stopping in to check us out!

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Lots of planes for guys to enjoy. Nice to sit in helicopters for photo ops. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Planes you won’t see at Udvar-Hazy or Dover Airlift museums. Worth the trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

We're glad you enjoyed the museum, and thanks for the review!

Reviewed 10 August 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks for coming to visit!

Reviewed 8 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Amy D, Manager at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

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

Reviewed 10 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Lin K
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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
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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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