will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Naval Heritage Center" Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center Tip by kymbanm

  A happy homecoming
by kymbanm
  • A happy homecoming - Washington D.C.
      A happy homecoming
    by kymbanm
  • Window to commemorate submariners - Washington D.C.
      Window to commemorate submariners
    by kymbanm

This little place is right next to the Naval Memorial, and is a small museum dedicated to the history of the Navy and Navy life. I loved the statue that greeted my entry into the building .... it reminded me so much of my Father's homecomings when I was growing up :)

There is a wonderful thing call the Log Book - you can search the database for former and present members of the Navy - and it includes their pictures and significant duty stations. The bad thing is that one must enroll, it isn't automatic. Despite not having my dad in the log, I still enjoyed looking up other folks I remember from waaay back then :) I did pick up the info I needed to get my dad into the log before his 70th birthday!

This little detour is a nice little place to learn more about the heritage of the US Navy - not just campaigns.

Address: 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W
Directions: Right across from the National Archives on Pennsylvania Ave. The Metro's Green and Yellow Line stops at Archives-Navy Memorial - you exit the station right next to the memorial itself.
Phone: +1 202-737-2300

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Oct 1, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Each step brings one closer to a new beginning ....”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 9 5

Have you been to Washington D.C.?

  Share Your Travels