To facilitate this major project, the museum will reduce its hours of operation to the public. After Nov. 7, the Cold War Gallery located in Bldg. 70 will close to visitors to begin the removal of artifacts and exhibits. After Nov. 12, the main museum building located in Building 76 will close Monday through Friday to allow for movement of artifacts and exhibits but remain open to the public Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

The museum will still be available for special events for Department of Navy organizations and Honor Flights. Event requests are subject to museum facility work schedules and should be scheduled well in advance. For special events, contact Events-Facility Manager James Creasman at or at 202.433.2385. For Honor Flights, contact Education Specialist David Barker at

The museum will continue to engage with the local and online community through diverse public and educational programming in person and virtually and in collaboration with community partners in offsite venues such as schools, community centers, assisted living facilities, libraries, and other public venues.

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The museum apologizes for any inconvenience but is excited about this new chapter for the National Museum of the U.S. Navy.

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