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Aleutian World War II National Historic Area

Unalaska, Alaska

This little known site of arduous WWII battles is located on a rich and remote...
Battleship North Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina

Historically, and until most recently, the most capable class of major combatants, or...
Bellingham International Maritime Museum

Bellingham, Washington

The museum focuses on the maritime and naval history of the United States. Its collection...
Buffalo And Erie County Naval And Military Park

Buffalo, New York

Besides viewing exhibits and ships, creative use of the park has spanned an incredibly...
Civil Engineer Corps/seabee Museum

Hueneme, California

Educational exhibits examine the history of the Seabees and the Civil Engineer Corps.
Congressional Medal Of Honor Museum

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Panels list all of the Medal of Honor recipients to date and include such well-known...
Decatur House Museum

Washington, District Of Columbia

The Decatur House, designed by the father of American architecture, Benjamin Henry...
Destroyer Escort Historical Museum: Uss Slater

Albany, New York

Moored on the Hudson River in Albany, New York, the USS Slater has undergone an extensive...
East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation

Greenport, New York

Among the more popular exhibits at the museum are the Fresnel lenses. The Second Order...
Erie Maritime Museum & Flagship Niagara

Erie, Pennsylvania

The Erie Maritime Museum is the homeport of the historic Flagship Niagara that won the...
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Key West, Florida

Named after 12th president Zachary Taylor, the U. S. Army began construction on Fort...
Governors Island

New York, New York

Over the years, the island has served as the backdrop for a number of historic events. In...
Great Lakes Naval Memorial And Museum

Muskegon, Michigan

Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum invites visitors to step back into time aboard two...
Great Lakes Naval Museum

Waukegan, Illinois

With special emphasis on the boot camp experience, the museum documents the Navy way of...
Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Norfolk, Virginia

This U.S. naval history museum spans from the time of the Revolution onward with a...
Historic Ships In Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

In cooperation with the USS Constellation Museum, the Maritime Museum operates four...
Independence Seaport Museum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Visitors can explore the science, history and art of boats and boat building at the...
John Ericsson National Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

During his lifetime, John Ericsson revolutionized several facets of technology. The...
John Paul Jones House

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The John Paul Jones House was built in 1758 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to serve as the...
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Vergennes, Vermont

Focusing on the maritime history and nautical archaeology of the Champlain Valley, the...
Lci (l) 713

Vancouver, Washington

The LCI (L) 713 was originally built at the Lawley Shipyards in Neponset, Massachusetts...
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy

Washington, District Of Columbia

The U.S. Navy Museum includes exhibits covering the U.S. Navy's history from the...
National Naval Aviation Museum

Pensacola, Florida

Some of the most technologically advanced airplanes to ever fly off an aircraft carrier...
Naval Shipyard Museum & Lightship Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Virginia

Visitors can step aboard the floating lightship that served from 1915 until 1961 and see...
Naval Undersea Museum

Keyport, Washington

The museum's 25,000 square feet of exhibit space incorporate a display about submarines...
Naval War College Museum

Newport, Rhode Island

Located in the former Newport Asylum for the Poor, a National Historic Landmark, the...
Navy – Merchant Marine Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

Located in Lady Bird Johnson Park on Columbia Island, the Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial...
New Jersey Naval Museum

Hackensack, New Jersey

The exhibits and artifacts in the museum cover a wide range of naval history both within...
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Lexington Park, Maryland

The museum has an extensive collection of outdoor display aircraft, including an F-14A...
Pbr Mark Ii

Vallejo, California

The Patrol Boat, River vessels were manufactured during the Vietnam War for the purpose...
Pt 658

Portland, Oregon

PT658 was built at the Higgins Industries Boatworks in New Orleans. The keel was laid...
Ptf 26 Liberty

Sacramento, California

Liberty, PTF-26, is the last of the Vietnam-Conflict "Fast Patrol Boats". The...
Skenesborough Museum

Whitehall, New York

The Skenesborough Museum concentrates on the history of the area, along with a focus the...
SS Red Oak Victory

Richmond, California

The ship has functioned as both a military and civilian vessel and its service record...
Steamship Historical Society of America

East Providence, Rhode Island

THE STEAMSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA was established in 1935 as a means of...
Submerged Heritage Preserve Program

Lake George, New York

Marked by buoys and open to divers are seven of the 900 bateaux used during the British...
U.S. Naval Academy Museum

Annapolis, Maryland

The U.S. Naval Academy's campus features this museum, which chronicles American naval...
U.s. Navy Seabee Museum And Memorial Park

North Kingstown, Rhode Island

The museum collects and displays materials associated with the US Navy Seabees,...
U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum

Groton, Connecticut

The only submarine museum operated by the U.S. Navy is the home of the USS Nautilus, the...
U.s. Navy Supply Corps Museum

Athens, Georgia

The U.S. Navy Supply Corps Museum, housed in the historic c. 1910 Carnegie Library...
U.S.S. Constitution Museum

Boston, Massachusetts

This naval museum is dedicated to the USS Constitution, the oldest warship still in...
U.S.S. Kidd

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This extremely rare example of an American World War II Fletcher class destroyer is...
Uss Alabama Battleship

Mobile, Alabama

Displacing more than 44,500 tons, the USS ALABAMA measures 680 feet from stem to stern,...
USS Arizona Memorial

Honolulu, Hawaii

The Memorial commemorates the site where World War II began for the United States and is...
USS Barry

Washington, District Of Columbia

The Navy ship formed part of the quarantine of Cuba during the 1962 Missile Crisis. A...
Uss Blueback

Portland, Oregon

The USS Blueback, which features such postwar technological design innovations as the...
USS Constellation Museum

Baltimore, Maryland

The last all sail ship built by the U.S. Navy, and the last Civil War-era vessel still...
USS Constitution

Charlestown, Massachusetts

Nicknamed "Old Ironsides," the oldest warship still in commission first launched in 1797....
USS Hornet Museum

Alameda, California

With its participation in both World War II and the Apollo 11 manned moon mission, the...
Uss Lexington

Corpus Christi, Texas

During the 1980's the U.S. Navy came to realize that keeping in service its last...
Uss Lucid

Rio Vista, California

The second Lucid (AM-458) was laid down by Higgins Inc. Shipyard, New Orleans, La., 16...
USS Missouri

Honolulu, Hawaii

Residing today just outside of Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, this Iowa-class battleship was the...
USS Nautilus

Groton, Connecticut

Launched in 1954, the USS Nautilus was the first nuclear-powered submarine ever...
Uss Turner Joy

Bremerton, Washington

The USS Turner Joy (DD-951), famed Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War, is now maintained...
USS Wisconsin

Norfolk, Virginia

This Iowa-class battleship was launched in late 1943 and went on to serve in multiple...
Vallejo Naval And Historical Museum

Vallejo, California

The Museum is located in Vallejo's historic Old City Hall and features five galleries...