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United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Address: 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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+1 202-737-2300
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A statue of The Lone Sailor peers over this memorial, which consists of a...

A statue of The Lone Sailor peers over this memorial, which consists of a plaza bearing a granite world map flanked by waterfalls and fountains. The heritage center contains exhibits on naval history.

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Discovered a Gem...

I've visited DC many times and while I have seen the memorial I never notice the museum associated with it. While waiting for a table at a nearby restaurant we poked our heads in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went at night in the winter when no one was around. There was no water, no sound, no distractions. I could just wander and look at each of the 24 bronze bas relief panels. I especially appreciated that many aspects of Navy life and events were depicted, including the contributions of women.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Penn Quarter across Pennsylvania Avenue from Archives, many D.C. explorers might miss this great sculpture and fountain. It's a nice photo op. If you're heading to China Town on Metro's Green or Yellow line, it might be worth it to get out at the Archives - Navy Memorial station. The sculpture and fountain are right there when you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stopped in to this place just to give it a try. Don't expect a large display, because this is a pretty small place by DC Mall Museum standards. Quality exhibits though. I've never served in the Navy so maybe that's why it didn't especially click with me.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I've visited DC many times and while I have seen the memorial I never notice the museum associated with it. While waiting for a table at a nearby restaurant we poked our heads in here and discovered a gem. Extremely informative exhibits; with a little imagination you can envision and relive the sacrifices that many brave sailors have made for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

As a regular visitor to Washington D.C., over the years I've walked through this area many times, and I must confess I didn't notice this fine Memorial until just recently. Located on Pennsylvania Avenue NW (between 7th & 9th Streets NW - near the National Archives Building), it honours the Men and Women of the various Sea Services of the... More 

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Well laid out yet small memorial. The museum is small but very informative. They were celebrating the "Year of the Marines" when we visited. Short and informative movie is available. Exhibits are well laid out. Very nicely maintained facility. Highly recommended.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Was walking to Labor Dept today and happened on this memorial. It nice not one of the major attractions could be bigger but a very nice tribute. Many people taking pictures and enjoying it

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Close by the Newseum and the huge Canadian Embassy, this is the official memorial to the Navy. Inside you can track and locate former serving navy personnel, learn about how you can support the navy and enjoy the exhibits. Outside you are likely to run into an event or a band playing. Give it a look and honor the navy

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Bloemfontein
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was a total surprise in my recent visit to DC. I attended a ceremony that was held at this specific memorial. Honestly, I had never even known that there was a US Navy Memorial before then. A great feature was the map laid out in the central circular assembly place. Because I especially like maps, and have great personal... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I went here for the Navy Band's performance in the summer. It was amazing! Very centrally located right off the metro (seriously, steps away). Also plenty of food options in the area. Great night!

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