Besides general visitorship, The National Museum of the U.S. Navy has an active education and public program schedule. Tours by the Education Department are also available for school groups, day camps, scout groups, reunion groups, Honor Flights, and naval commands. The tours focus on the needs of the group, ranging from basic naval history, women in the Navy, and World War II. The museum sponsors events throughout the year including lectures, presentations, book-signings, and concerts performed by the United States Navy Band. Prior events include hosting Robert Ballard and the premiere screening of National Geographic’s Lost Fleet at Guadalcanal and hosting Dennis Conner, the stated American yachtsman who won America’s Cup three times. Besides the events, numerous naval ceremonies and retirements are held at the museum. International dignitaries have also been hosted at the museum, such as the King of Swaziland in 1989 and Soviet Union museum professionals in 1990. The museum's priceless artifacts, exhibits, and numerous public programs leaves each visitor with an appreciation of America’s rich naval and maritime heritage. All visitors should read our Plan Your Visit page for access to the museum.
Image: 170502-N-FJ200-115: National Museum of the U.S. Navy, Washington Navy Yard, 2017. Thurman E. Scott Sr., a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, examines a display depicting him and his five other brothers who served during World War II. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.