Please do NOT send any unsolicited historical items into the Museum. Due to our location on a U.S. Navy base, all incoming mail is subject to irradiation and screening. This process can permanently damage historic objects.
As part of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), the National Museum of the U.S. Navy requests all questions pertaining to donations be addressed to the Curator Department at NHHC. phone # 202-685-8458.