The Navy's central artifact collection is being consolidated from several locations into a single warehouse facility in Richmond, Va. This consolidation lays the groundwork for more efficient and more environmentally appropriate storage conditions for these irreplaceable resources. During this period, artifact accessibility and staff availability will both be severely restricted. Responses to requests for artifact support and for loans therefore are not being entertained. Please check the NHHC website for updates.
For information about the move, please see http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=81633 and follow NHHC on social media.
As principal custodian of the Navy's material heritage, the Curator Branch ensures the proper documentation, care, and preservation of the Navy's historical artifacts, and makes them available to the Navy and to the public in order to develop a better understanding of and fuller support for the Navy.
Washington Navy Yard, second floor of Building 108
Visiting and Transportation Information
Mon-Fri: 8am to 3:30pm
Closed weekends and federal holidays
Phone: (202) 433-2318
About the Branch
- Branch Functions
- Materials Section
- List of Medal of Honor Holdings
- Builder's, Memorial, and Historical Data Plaques
- Information for Commands Being Disestablished, Deactivated, or Decommissioned
- OPNAV Instruction 5750.13: Historical Properties of the Navy