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 can be permanently damaging to historic objects, and alternate shipping processes may be required if items are accepted.
As part of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), the National Museum of the United States Navy works with our other museums and divisions to collect and preserve naval history. For more information on donations to NHHC, please visit https://www.history.navy.mil/get-involved/donate-materials.html.