U.S. Naval Academy Museum

U.S. Naval Academy Museum The U. S. Naval Academy Museum serves as an educational and inspirational resource for the Brigade of Midshipmen at the U. Naval Academy, other students of American naval history, and thousands of visitors each year.
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On our most recent #PrebleHall podcast, Dr. Jorit Wintjes of the University of Wurtzberg discusses amphibious operations...
12/21/2020
‎Preble Hall: Naval Operations during the Franco-Prussian War on Apple Podcasts

On our most recent #PrebleHall podcast, Dr. Jorit Wintjes of the University of Wurtzberg discusses amphibious operations, ship duels, naval strategies, commerce raiding, the use of ships built for the Confederacy, & other naval aspects of the Franco-Prussian War.
#navalhistory Naval History & Heritage Command

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/naval-operations-during-the-franco-prussian-war/id1485514337?i=1000502969077

‎Show Preble Hall, Ep Naval Operations during the Franco-Prussian War - Dec 19, 2020

Discussing history today at the USNA Museum:Midn 1/C Sydney Barber will become the next Brigade Commander. CAPT Timika L...
12/11/2020

Discussing history today at the USNA Museum:

Midn 1/C Sydney Barber will become the next Brigade Commander.

CAPT Timika Lindsay, Class of 1992.

1st LT Millie Bailey, Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps WWII. She is 102.

Stay tuned for the next #PrebleHall podcast

Our latest podcast is out! Jeff Bowdoin, Curator Branch head at  Naval History & Heritage Command and Hans van Tilburg, ...
11/24/2020
‎Preble Hall: The Shipwreck and Discovery of the USS Saginaw on Apple Podcasts

Our latest podcast is out!

Jeff Bowdoin, Curator Branch head at Naval History & Heritage Command and Hans van Tilburg, a maritime archeologist with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), discuss the shipwreck of USS Saginaw in 1870, the heroic journey of five crew to save their shipmates, and its discovery off Kure Atoll in 2003.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-shipwreck-and-discovery-of-the-uss-saginaw/id1485514337?i=1000500021879

‎Show Preble Hall, Ep The Shipwreck and Discovery of the USS Saginaw - 23 Nov 2020

#OTD in 1923 in United States Naval Academy history: Alan Shephard, Class of 1945 (the class graduated in '44 due to the...
11/18/2020

#OTD in 1923 in United States Naval Academy history: Alan Shephard, Class of 1945 (the class graduated in '44 due to the war), is born. He was the first American in space.

(Photo: 2011 presentation at the museum with Shephard's daughters. His portrait is on permanent display on the Museum's first deck)

@USNHistory #USNA175

The most recent episode of the #USNA Preble Hall history podcast is out! Former Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps...
11/10/2020
‎Preble Hall: Operation Sea Signal, with General Mike Williams, USMC (Ret) on Apple Podcasts

The most recent episode of the #USNA Preble Hall history podcast is out! Former Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Mike Williams, USNA ‘67, discusses Operation Sea Signal

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/preble-hall/id1485514337?i=1000497882972

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‎Show Preble Hall, Ep Operation Sea Signal, with General Mike Williams, USMC (Ret) - Nov 9, 2020

As October, and the founding month of USNA, closes out, here's a centralized list of our #USNA175 Preble Hall podcast ep...
10/30/2020
Episodes | Preble Hall

As October, and the founding month of USNA, closes out, here's a centralized list of our #USNA175 Preble Hall podcast episodes. Give them a listen! https://naval-history-lyceum.simplecast.com/episodes

1. The Early Years of the Academy, with Prof. Fred Harrod, History Department

2. 34 Years in The Barber Shop, with barber Paula Clarke

3. Significant Era, Leaders, and the City of Annapolis, with Annapolis preservationist Sharon Kennedy

4. Modern Architecture of the Naval Academy, with Architect of the Academy Sara Phillips

5. The Day the Queen of Romania visited the Academy, with MIDN 3/C Ioana Vlad, Romanian Navy

6. 47 Years at the Academy, with Garry Williams, Supervisor, Laundry/Dry Cleaning Plant

7. What's in the Academy's Special Collections & Archives, with Dr. Jennifer Bryan

8. Preserving Midshipmen Sacred Moments and Hijinks, with Museum Non-Resident Fellow Holly Powers

10. The Brooklyn Naval Lyceum and its Influence on the Navy and Naval Academy, with Dr. Steve Lubar, Brown University

A naval history podcast from Preble Hall - the United States Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Maryland. Preble Hall will interview historians, practitioners, military personnel, and other experts on a variety of naval history topics from ancient history to recent history.

#OTD in 1882 in United States Naval Academy history: USS Wyoming, a wooden-hulled screw sloop-of-war was decommissioned ...
10/30/2020

#OTD in 1882 in United States Naval Academy history: USS Wyoming, a wooden-hulled screw sloop-of-war was decommissioned and turned over to the Superintendent ; Wyoming spent the next decade employed as a practice ship for midshipmen. #USNA175

(Photos: Nimitz Library Spec Collections &Archives)

On this, the anniversary of the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar, we offer a few items from our 2nd deck:- a statue of Lord Nels...
10/21/2020

On this, the anniversary of the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar, we offer a few items from our 2nd deck:

- a statue of Lord Nelson
- a French POW bone model of HMS Victory which took 15 POWs 2 years to make
- a model of HMS Victory
- a model of the later HMS Trafalgar

10/21/2020

#OTD in 2000 the United States Naval Academy history: The 2nd group of Distinguished graduates is recognized including: Roger Staubach, William Anders, William Lawrence, James Holloway, and John McMullen

#USNA175

On our latest Preble Hall #navalhistory podcast, Architect of United States Naval Academy Sara Phillips discusses 20th &...
10/20/2020
‎Preble Hall: The Modern Architecture of the Naval Academy on Apple Podcasts

On our latest Preble Hall #navalhistory podcast, Architect of
United States Naval Academy Sara Phillips discusses 20th & 21st century buildings at the Academy. Topics include Hell's Point, purchasing St. John's College, rising sea levels, and lots more.

#USNA175

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-modern-architecture-of-the-naval-academy/id1485514337?i=1000495313907

‎Show Preble Hall, Ep The Modern Architecture of the Naval Academy - Oct 19, 2020

#OTD in 1926 in United States Naval Academy history: The Queen of Romania visits the Academy.To commemorate it, one of o...
10/20/2020
‎Preble Hall: When the Queen of Romania Visited the Naval Academy on Apple Podcasts

#OTD in 1926 in United States Naval Academy history: The Queen of Romania visits the Academy.

To commemorate it, one of our Romanian midshipman, 3/C Ioana Vlad, shares her research from her naval history class about that visit.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/when-the-queen-of-romania-visited-the-naval-academy/id1485514337?i=1000495358943

#USNA175

‎Show Preble Hall, Ep When the Queen of Romania Visited the Naval Academy - Oct 19, 2020

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10/20/2020

United States Naval Academy

How it started. How it's going.

175 years later. #USNA175

Post credit: Nimitz Library

This past weekend the Naval Academy and the Navy celebrated their birthdays (the 10th and the 13th, respectively). The C...
10/14/2020
Take a virtual tour of the Naval Academy’s lesser known sites as it celebrates 175 years

This past weekend the Naval Academy and the Navy celebrated their birthdays (the 10th and the 13th, respectively). The Capital newspaper interviewed our director about United States Naval Academy history

https://www.capitalgazette.com/education/naval-academy/ac-cn-naval-academy-founder-day-20201011-diztkx4d6bb7vldrk4lhzc232y-story.html

There were no public celebrations of the Naval Academy's anniversary and visitors still aren't allowed, just another example of how the coronavirus has changed the academy’s 175th year. So museum director Cmdr. Claude Berube created a list of places and items to see, digitally for now, that are le...

Naval History & Heritage Command
10/14/2020

Naval History & Heritage Command

Happy 245th Birthday to our United States Navy! Today we celebrate 245 years of warfighting excellence and the Sailors who carry that heritage forward. #245NavyBirthday #VictoryAtSea

On Saturday, the 175th anniversary of the Naval Academy, the Naval History Wargaming Lab, a partnership between the Hist...
10/13/2020

On Saturday, the 175th anniversary of the Naval Academy, the Naval History Wargaming Lab, a partnership between the History Department and Museum, held its first event. Midshipmen played “Assassin’s Mace”, courtesy of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab. The game is about a hypothetical conflict in the South China Sea. The event was held in the Hart Room of Mahan Hall. Once renovations are complete, the lab will reside in the museum.

Today's #USNA175 history podcast features Ms. Sharon A. Kennedy, who recently edited a monograph about the History of th...
10/09/2020
‎Preble Hall: USNA 175th Anniversary: Significant Eras, Leaders, and the City of Annapolis on Apple Podcasts

Today's #USNA175 history podcast features Ms. Sharon A. Kennedy, who recently edited a monograph about the History of the Naval Academy, discusses significant eras and leaders at the Academy, as well the Academy's unique relationship with the City of Annapolis.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/usna-175th-anniversary-significant-eras-leaders-city/id1485514337?i=1000493989717

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‎Show Preble Hall, Ep USNA 175th Anniversary: Significant Eras, Leaders, and the City of Annapolis - Oct 7, 2020

For today's dive into #USNA175, our latest Preble Hall podcast features recently retired Naval Academy History Professor...
10/05/2020
‎Preble Hall on Apple Podcasts

For today's dive into #USNA175, our latest Preble Hall podcast features recently retired Naval Academy History Professor Fred Herrod after a career that spanned nearly five decades. He discusses the USNA Class of 1846, the early faculty and buildings of the Academy as well as the USNA Special Collections & Archives.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/preble-hall/id1485514337#episodeGuid=25843c2e-8d66-4aba-b583-db98801a8b32

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‎History · 2020

#OTD in 1912: the former Spanish warship Reina Mercedes arrives as a station ship to replace the Santee   #USNA175 Unite...
10/01/2020

#OTD in 1912: the former Spanish warship Reina Mercedes arrives as a station ship to replace the Santee #USNA175

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#OTD in 1881: Albert Michelson, first American to win the Nobel Prize in a science, resigns from the Navy.  While teachi...
10/01/2020

#OTD in 1881: Albert Michelson, first American to win the Nobel Prize in a science, resigns from the Navy. While teaching at the Academy, he successfully measured the speed of light. #USNA175

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10/01/2020

#OTD in 1950 Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prince of Belgium and later King Albert II, concludes a three day visit.

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#OTD in 1874 Robert Files Lopez (March 31, 1857 – September 20, 1936) entered the Naval Academy with the Class of 1879 a...
09/29/2020

#OTD in 1874 Robert Files Lopez (March 31, 1857 – September 20, 1936) entered the Naval Academy with the Class of 1879 and became the first Hispanic-American graduate.

During his careeer, he fought at Manila Bay.

Naval History & Heritage Command United States Naval Academy #USNA175

On our latest episode of the #PrebleHall podcast CAPT Marc Liebeman (ret) discusses his historical novels, how they're f...
09/28/2020
‎Preble Hall: Navy Helicopters & The Gulf War and writing Historical Fiction on Apple Podcasts

On our latest episode of the #PrebleHall podcast CAPT Marc Liebeman (ret) discusses his historical novels, how they're formed, and what we can learn from fiction as well as his experiences flying Navy helicopters off Vietnam and commanding 140 helicopters during the Gulf War (Desert Storm/Shield).

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/preble-hall/id1485514337?i=1000492572733

‎Show Preble Hall, Ep Navy Helicopters & The Gulf War and writing Historical Fiction - Sep 25, 2020

09/28/2020
War of 1812: A Schoolhouse at Sea (the 2019 edition)

Nearly a year ago, the Museum, USNA History Department, tall ship LYNX, and the Marine Historical Company launched the fourth War of 1812 Schoolhouse at Sea. We look forward to the fifth.

https://youtu.be/uVmbjV2ReFo

In April 2016, the Naval Academy Museum coordinated the first War of 1812: Schoolhouse at Sea, intended to education midshipmen on the war from a multi-disci...

#OTD in 1850: The House and Senate pass a bill outlawing flogging.Commodore Uriah Levy was instrumental in abolishing th...
09/23/2020

#OTD in 1850: The House and Senate pass a bill outlawing flogging.

Commodore Uriah Levy was instrumental in abolishing this form of punishment.

His portrait is part of our collection.

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#OTD in 1850: The House and Senate pass a bill outlawing flogging.Commodore Uriah Levy instrumental in abolishing this f...
09/23/2020

#OTD in 1850: The House and Senate pass a bill outlawing flogging.

Commodore Uriah Levy instrumental in abolishing this form of punishment.

His portrait is in our collection.

Attachments area
Preview YouTube video Object 60 Bonhomme Richard Double Sided Model

09/23/2020

#OTD in 1854 George Dewey, one month shy of his sixteenth birthday, enters the United States Naval Academy
#USNA175

#OTD in 1850: The House and Senate pass a bill outlawing flogging.Commodore Uriah Levy instrumental in abolishing this f...
09/23/2020

#OTD in 1850: The House and Senate pass a bill outlawing flogging.

Commodore Uriah Levy instrumental in abolishing this form of punishment.

His portrait is part our collection.

#USNhistory

Address

118 Maryland Ave
Annapolis, MD
21402-5034

The area is served by three major airports, several private airfields, AmTrak, buses, and marinas.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(410) 293-2108

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