March 8, 2022 Update: Masks are no longer required in the museum. Guests, staff, and volunteers may choose to wear a mask if they are more comfortable. Museum spaces continue to be disinfected multiple times per day.

 

August 8, 2021 Update: In order to protect the health and safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers, masks are now mandatory at the National Museum of the American Sailor regardless of vaccination status.

 

December 3, 2020 Update: The National Museum of the American Sailor remains closed to the public until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Museum staff continues to report to work or telework; and is available to assist researchers and the general public. Museum education programs, including the Speaker's Bureau and favorite annual events are now available virtually. Please explore our website for more information. The museum's social media pages are also highly active at this time. 

 

October 20, 2020 Update: The National Museum of the American Sailor remains closed to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The museum's latest re-open date is now December 1. Museum staff continues to report to work or telework; and is available to assist researchers and the general public. Museum education programs, including the Speaker's Bureau and favorite annual events are now available virtually. Please explore our website for more information. The museum's social media pages are also highly active at this time. 

 

August 19, 2020 Update: The National Museum of the American Sailor remains closed to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The museum's latest re-open date is now November 1. Museum staff continues to report to work or telework; and is available to assist researchers and the general public. Museum education programs, including the Speaker's Bureau and favorite annual events are now available virtually. Please explore our website for more information. The museum's social media pages are also highly active at this time. 

 

July 17, 2020 Update: The National Museum of the American Sailor remains closed to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The museum's latest re-open date is now September 8. Museum staff continues to report to work or telework; and is available to assist researchers and the general public. Museum education programs, including the Speaker's Bureau and favorite annual events, are now available virtually. Please explore our website for more information. The museum's social media pages are also highly active at this time.

 

June 18, 2020 Update: The National Museum of the American Sailor remains closed to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The museum's planned re-open date is now August 1. Museum staff continues to report to work or telework and is available to assist researchers and the general public. Virtual Speaker's Bureau programs are now available. Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for more naval history and fun activities you can do at home.

 

May 22, 2020 Update: The National Museum of the American Sailor remains closed to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The museum's planned re-open date is July 1. Museum staff continues to report to work or telework and is available to assist researchers and the general public. Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for more naval history and fun activities you can do at home.

 

April 21, 2020 Update: The National Museum of the American Sailor remains closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The museum's tentative re-open date is June 1. Museum staff continues to report to work or telework and is available to assist researchers and the general public. Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for more naval history and fun activities you can do at home.

 

NMAS will temporarily close to the public beginning March 14. In accordance with federal guidelines, the museum remains closed until at least May 1. To prevent congregations of large groups of people, the closure is a precautionary measure to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and continue to follow guidance distributed by local health officials, Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Museum staff will continue to report to work or telework and be available to assist researchers and the general public with questions. Contact the museum at nmas.fct@navy.mil.