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Walking Tour of the Washington Navy Yard | National Museum of the United States Navy

June 26, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Walking Tour of the Washington Navy Yard | National Museum of the United States Navy
Tour the Historic Washington Navy Yard at the National Museum of the United States Navy

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Put on your walking shoes and join in on this fascinating tour of one of Washington DC’s oldest facilities.

Established in 1799, the Washington Navy Yard played a crucial role to the World War II war effort and was a major employer to local residents and a growing immigrant population. On the tour, you’ll see some of the major historic buildings and homes associated with the Navy Yard, learn about the people who lived and worked in the buildings and what purpose the buildings served. See the current museum building which was originally built in 1899 as an industrial gun factory that produced ammunition. The tour will give you a sense of history, time, and place. You’ll learn that the Washington Navy Yard has a story to tell, and most importantly, a legacy contributing to the historical fabric of the nation’s capital.

The tour will be lead by museum educator, Mike Galloway and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The Washington Navy Yard Tour is offered on the last Saturday of each month, June through November.

Note: Due to security requirements at the Washington Navy Yard, you will need to be escorted onto the base then to the museum building. If taking Metro, exit the Navy Yard stop (Green Line), then walk to the base entrance at 11th and O Street (about 15 minutes). If driving, limited parking is available in the residential area across the street from the base entrance on O Street. Drive underneath the 11th Street bridge overpass to get to the O Street residential area. Plan to arrive at the O Street entrance by noon. Please be prompt. A museum educator will be there to bring you onto the base.

Register through Eventbrite or email Mike Galloway at [email protected]


National Museum of the U.S. Navy
736 Sicard Street Southeast
Washington, D.C, DC 20374 United States
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