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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Operating as usual

08/09/2021

In town for Plebes Parents' Weekend? Be sure to stop by the Museum from 1-4 pm on Friday to meet professors from the History Department and the Museum Staff!

07/19/2021

Tomorrow, 20 July, the USNA Museum is CLOSED. We'll post notices for the first few weeks until everyone gets used to the new schedule (the staff included!)

Coworker Ziggy has been busy the last two weeks. He's been giving  tours to the plebes Class of 2025! As you can see, he...
07/15/2021

Coworker Ziggy has been busy the last two weeks. He's been giving tours to the plebes Class of 2025! As you can see, he's soaking up all the love. We hope he makes a memorable trip for the plebes!

Class of 2025 plebe tours of the Museum July 2021
07/15/2021

Class of 2025 plebe tours of the Museum July 2021

07/15/2021

We're happy to announce that we are once again OPEN! We can't wait to see all our visitors again!

Please note, our hours have changed and are as follows:
Monday: 0900-1700
Tuesday: Closed (Open to USNA faculty, staff & midshipmen by arrangement)
Wednesday - Saturday: 0900-1700
Sunday: 1100-1700
Closed on Federal holidays

Even though we are still closed, everyone's favorite employee Ziggy is keeping an eye on things!
06/29/2021

Even though we are still closed, everyone's favorite employee Ziggy is keeping an eye on things!

06/29/2021

Though USNA is opening to the public on Friday 2 July, the USNA Museum will remain closed until further notice.

05/31/2021

Today we honor and remember our fallen brothers and sisters #MemorialDay

05/28/2021

USNAM made this loan possible! We're over the moon to be a part of this speech! United States Naval Academy Kamala Harris Naval History & Heritage Command

Don't know if you know.... it's graduation day!
05/28/2021

Don't know if you know.... it's graduation day!

Don't know if you know.... it's graduation day!

Ziggy the USNA Museum employee continues to be the most popular staff member by far. Here he is with the Blue Angels cre...
05/27/2021

Ziggy the USNA Museum employee continues to be the most popular staff member by far. Here he is with the Blue Angels crew! United States Naval Academy

Episode 110 of the #PrebleHall podcast is out! Captain Tom Bortmes, USN (Ret), the commanding officer of the Office of N...
05/04/2021
‎Preble Hall: 9/11 and the Office of Naval Intelligence on Apple Podcasts

Episode 110 of the #PrebleHall podcast is out!

Captain Tom Bortmes, USN (Ret), the commanding officer of the Office of Naval Intelligence on 9/11, recalls the day and the organization's response.

Naval History & Heritage Command

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/9-11-and-the-office-of-naval-intelligence/id1485514337?i=1000519542999

‎Show Preble Hall, Ep 9/11 and the Office of Naval Intelligence - Apr 30, 2021

After the next two episodes, the #PrebleHall podcast switch to having three rotating co-hosts:- Dr. Tyler Pitrof- Dr Abb...
04/30/2021
Preble Hall Podcast

After the next two episodes, the #PrebleHall podcast switch to having three rotating co-hosts:

- Dr. Tyler Pitrof
- Dr Abby Mullen
- author & PhD student Steve Phillips

It’s a great team to continue bringing naval history directly to you!

https://www.usna.edu/Museum/PrebleHall/index.php

Preble Hall Podcast page for Museum at USNA.edu. Updated Fri Apr 30 09:00:07 EDT 2021.

As part of the Naval History & Heritage Command anchor dates, today we remember Admiral Sam Gravely's historic role in t...
04/21/2021
‎Preble Hall: Remembering Admiral Sam Gravely on Apple Podcasts

As part of the Naval History & Heritage Command anchor dates, today we remember Admiral Sam Gravely's historic role in the Navy. In this episode of the #PrebleHall naval history podcast, CMC Dick Curtis, USN (Ret) recalls his first assignment on Gravely's first ship. Curtis also jammed with Jerry Garcia.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/remembering-admiral-sam-gravely/id1485514337?i=1000517823580

‎Show Preble Hall, Ep Remembering Admiral Sam Gravely - Apr 19, 2021

Last Saturday, April 3rd, the USNAM wargaming lab played two games: “Defense of the Philippines” and “Trafalgar”. This w...
04/05/2021

Last Saturday, April 3rd, the USNAM wargaming lab played two games: “Defense of the Philippines” and “Trafalgar”. This was possible because of the support of the Society for Military History. Thank you!

Listen to our 100th episode of the #PrebleHall podcast!CDR BJ Armstrong, USN, PhD and Dr. Tyler Pitrof from the Naval Ac...
03/11/2021
‎Preble Hall: Teaching and the Practice of Naval History on Apple Podcasts

Listen to our 100th episode of the #PrebleHall podcast!

CDR BJ Armstrong, USN, PhD and Dr. Tyler Pitrof from the Naval Academy's History Department discuss teaching naval history, favorite historians, and the importance of understanding naval history.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/teaching-and-the-practice-of-naval-history/id1485514337?i=1000512494024

United States Naval Academy Naval History & Heritage Command

‎Show Preble Hall, Ep Teaching and the Practice of Naval History - Mar 10, 2021

We're grateful that the Brigade was able to go home for the holidays! This menu from Christmas 1924 is from when midship...
12/25/2020

We're grateful that the Brigade was able to go home for the holidays! This menu from Christmas 1924 is from when midshipmen didn't have any leave until graduation!

Merry Christmas from the Museum! Here are a few Christmas cards from the 1920s!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from the Museum! Here are a few Christmas cards from the 1920s!

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

United States Naval Academy Naval History & Heritage Command

‎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.

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 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

(410) 293-2108

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