The National Museum of the American Sailor strives to present visitors with the story of the American sailor from the earliest days of the U.S. Navy to the present.


Responsibility for the strength of American Seapower ultimately rests on the understanding, knowledge, and political will of U.S. citizens.  The budgetary resources available to a military service branch in our democratic society are a function of public support for that service.  The new National Museum of the American Sailor will engage and inspire the public by providing understanding of the responsibilities confronting the U.S. Navy.  Exhibits, the Library, Archives, Classroom, public programs, and the full museum experience will tell the stories of the American Sailor in protecting national greatness and the global maritime system.



More Content

Navy: Together We Served is for all U.S. Navy Sailors who served or who are currently serving. You will find shipmates you served with, view their service profiles and photographs, and create a visual record of your military service you can share.

Naval History and Heritage Command's Navy Art Collection includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, and engravings consisting of naval ships, personnel, and actions from all eras of U.S. naval history.