Come explore the fascinating history of one of America’s most historic cities and one of its largest and oldest naval shipyards at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, located on the waterfront in Portsmouth, Virginia. You will find beautiful ship models, uniforms, military artifacts and exhibits interpreting 18th, 19th, and 20th century life in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
Built in 1915 and began service as part of the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1916. In 1964, the lightship was retired to Portsmouth, VA. In 1989, the Lightship Portsmouth was designated a National Historic Landmark. Now amuseum, the ship’s quarters are fitted out realistically and filled with fascinating artifacts, uniforms, photographs, models, and more.
Lightship Portsmouth Museum