Visiting

The National Museum of the U.S. Navy, Cold War Gallery, Display Ship Barry
& Base Access Information


National Museum of the US Navy

Hours

The National Museum of the U.S. Navy and Cold War Gallery: 
Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Display Ship Barry*:
Thursday - Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
*open 22 May to 30 August

On weekdays, buses must enter via the 11th & O Street SE gate
Pedestrians may enter via the 11th & O Street SE gate

On weekends and holidays, buses must enter via the 6th & M Street SE gate

Pedestrians may enter via 6th & M Street SE gate


Base Access Information

Please be advised that Base Security protocol can change without notice. All information provided below is based on standard Security procedures. Naval Support Activity Washington reserves the right to make changes at any time.

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Driving Directions to WNY

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Please Note:

  • Buses must enter via the 11th & O St. SE gate on weekdays
    Buses must enter via the 6th & M St. SE gate on weekends and holidays.

  • The General Public can bring cars onto the Navy Yard on weekends only and should use the 6th & M Street SE gate.

  • Pedestrians must enter the Washington Navy Yard at the 11th & O St. SE gate on weekdays and the 6th & M St SE gate on weekends and holidays.

  • Visitors with DoD or military identification can enter the Navy Yard through the 6th & M St. SE gate on weekday, weekends or holidays.



Public Transportation Directions and more


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Via Metro (Subway) Metro System Map

The National Museum of the U.S. Navy is accessible by both the Navy Yard (green) and Eastern Market (blue and orange) metro stations.

  • Eastern Market Metro Station (Orange/Blue Line)
    Exit the metro station and walk south on 8th St SE for 0.5 miles.
    Weekdays: Turn left onto M St SE for 1 block and turn right onto 11th St. The O St gate is the last gate before the water.
    Weekends: Turn right onto M St SE and continue for two more blocks and enter the 6th and M St SE gate.
  • Navy Yard Metro Station (Green Line)
    Exit the metro station via New Jersey Ave.
    Weekdays: Walk east on M St until you come to 11th St and turn right. The O St gate is the last gate before the water.
    Weekends: Walk east on M St until you arrive at the 6th St gate.



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Other Places of Interest at the Washington Navy Yard:

  • USS Barry: A decommissioned 1950s destroyer, open to visitors as a display ship.