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Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is an official museum of the United States Navy and reports to theNaval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C. The museum is dedicated to the study of 235 years of naval history in the Hampton Roads region. The museum assists the City of Norfolk and Nauticus: The National Maritime Center with docent training and management of the small artifact collection concerning the battleship Wisconsin.

Additional financial support comes from the Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. Visit for information and how you can join us as a member!

Visit for general information related to operations and status of battleship Wisconsin.

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museum. See for more information about this honor.


The Hampton Roads Naval Museum represents and warrants that, to the best of its knowledge, all information and materials, including photos, are in the public domain. However, a by-line or credit is requested.


This is a World Wide Web site for official information about the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. It is provided as a public service by the Naval History and Heritage Command. The purpose is to provide information about the HRNM to the general public. We would request that you read our privacy policy.