719 North Carolina Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
The Navy Museum exhibits numerous artifacts from Rear Adm. David Farragut's flagship, the USS Hartford, plus many other Civil War objects in the exhibit Securing the Seas for Union Victory. The museum is on the Washington Navy Yard where Rear Adm. John Dahlgren oversaw production of Civil War guns and frequently met with his friend, President Abraham Lincoln.
As a working military base, outside visitors face certain security measures. Contact the museum for more information.
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