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National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Washington DC

Washington Navy Yard Visitor's Center, Building 76, 1022 O Street SE, Washington, DC 20003



Photograph of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Entrance of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C. Buddy Secor


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.