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The Navy Museum and the Washington Navy Yards

719 North Carolina Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003, USA

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.


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From I-395N or I-295S, take the 6th Street SE exit. Proceed down the ramp and continue straight ahead to 8th Street SE. Turn right, go two blocks to M Street SE. On weekdays, turn left and go to the second stop light at the intersection of 11th and M Street. Make a right onto 11th Street and proceed two blocks to the 11th and O Street gate. On the weekend, turn right and go to the first stop light at the intersection of 6th and M Streets. Make a left into the 6th and M Street gate.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop.

Regular Events

November, Seafaring Celebration.

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Monday-Friday: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Saturday-Sunday 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; due to increased security, all visitors must call to make a reservation 24 hours in advance for weekday visits and by 12:00 Friday for weekend visits. Photo ID required.



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