The majority of the Navy's central historic artifact collection is stored offsite as part of a long-term initiative to improve accountability and environmental conditions. In addition the collections management database is currently off-line. Therefore, the ability to fulfill requests for information about the collection is extremely limited. No requests for new loans can be entertained until the database is back on-line. Any change in status will be posted on this webpage.
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