National Museum of the U.S. Navy

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

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11th and O Sts. SE (entrance to Washington Navy Yard), Washington, D.C. 20374, United States

The Navy museum, one of only 14 in the country, focuses on the long and thrilling history of the military branch, covering major wars and model ships as well as Arctic expeditions and deep-sea explorations. The Navy Yard is also home to the USS Barry, a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer that served in Beirut, Cuba and Vietnam before retiring as a civilian attraction in 1982.

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