Museum/Program/Site Type: Sea Services (USN, USCG)

Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum

Museum with 5 galleries exploring the history of Vallejo & the U.S. naval base at Mare Island.

USS Silversides Submarine Museum

Naval history is on display at this spacious museum complete with tours of a preserved WWII sub.

USS Pampanito

USS Pampanito, a Balao-class submarine, was a United States Navy ship, the third one named for the pompano fish. She completed six war patrols from 1944 to 1945 and served as a Naval Reserve Training ship from 1960 to 1971.

USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier.

USS Hornet Museum

The USS Hornet Museum is a museum ship in Alameda, California, US. It is composed of the USS Hornet (CV-12) aircraft carrier, exhibits from the NASA Apollo moon exploration missions, and several retired aircraft from the Second World War and the transonic and early supersonic jet propulsion period.

WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument – USS Arizona Memorial

The USS Arizona Memorial, at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona (BB-39) during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and commemorates the events of that day. The attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of O ahu led to the United States’ direct involvement in World War II.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

USS Alabama (BB-60), a South Dakota-class battleship, was the sixth ship of the United States Navy named after the US state of Alabama. Alabama was commissioned in 1942 and served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.

USCGC Ingham Maritime Museum

USCGC Ingham (WHEC-35) is one of only two preserved Treasury-class United States Coast Guard Cutters. Originally Samuel D. Ingham, she was the fourth cutter to be named for Treasury Secretary Samuel D. Ingham.  She was the most decorated vessel in the Coast Guard fleet and was the only cutter to ever be awarded two Presidential Unit Citations.

USS Nautilus – Submarine Force Museum

The United States Navy Submarine Force Library and Museum, located on the Thames River near Groton, Connecticut, united States, is the only submarine museum managed exclusively by the Navy History & Heritage command division of the U.S. Navy, which makes it a repository for many special submarine items of national significance, including USS Nautilus (SSN-571).

Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum

The Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum is dedicated to documenting the history of the United States Navy. The museum will be permanently housed in the USS Edson, a retired United States Navy destroyer that has recently been converted to a museum.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and the Lightship Museum

In 1989, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH was designated a National Historic Landmark. Now a museum, the ship’s quarters are fitted out realistically and filled with fascinating artifacts, uniforms, photographs, models, and more.  

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and the associated Lightship Museum are located on the downtown Portsmouth, Virginia, United States waterfront.

Port of Portsmouth Maritime Museum USS Albacore

USS Albacore (AGSS-569) was a unique research submarine that pioneered the American version of the teardrop hull form of modern submarines.  

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, at the mouth of the Cooper River on the Charleston Harbor, across from Charleston.

Old Coast Guard Station

The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum honors and preserves the history of Virginia’s maritime heritage, coastal communities, the United States Lifesaving Service, and the United States Coast Guard along the Atlantic coast.