The U.S. Navy Museum entrance offers an overview of three centuries of U.S. naval history from the the Revolutionary War era through modern nuclear submarines. The entrance previews an upcoming exhibit on the Steel Navy with shipmodels from "Great White Fleet" and beyond. Also easily visible near the entrance is the fighting top of USS Constitution--the oldest ship still in commission in the U.S. Navy--and a simulated submarine combat information center.
The museum entrance is a broad cornerstone upon which the other exhibits build to fill in the remaining parts of U.S. naval history.
Interesting artifacts in the front entrance include: