Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (HM1560)

Location: Lexington Park, MD 20653 St Mary's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 16.594', W 76° 27.784'

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Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland

This Museum is the vision of a group of Navy and civilian personnel who in 1974 set out to formally organize a museum to preserve and celebrate the history of the Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River.

They received support from the community, the county, and the State; and in 1978 the Naval Air Test & Evaluation Museum opened in a building on grounds provided by the Naval Air Station. The building was originally built as the USO Canteen toward the end of World War II.

In 1992, the Secretary of the Navy designated the Museum as one of the ten official Navy museums.

In 1997, the Museum's name was changed to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to reflect its new mission of preserving and interpreting the research, development, testing & evaluation of naval aircraft and their related systems.

The Museum is the repository for all of the artifacts, photographs & films, documents and other heritage memorabilia from Patuxent River, and other stations, such as Warminster, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey, now all consolidated at Patuxent River under the Naval Air Systems Command and the Naval Air Warfare Command Aircraft Division.

The aircraft on the Museum grounds are representative of the aircraft developed for the Navy and actually tested at Patuxent River.

The Museum is dedicated to all of those who have expended their talents in a myriad of different ways to the cause the advancing naval aviation technology.
HM NumberHM1560
Placed ByNaval Air Test Center at Patuxent River
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372027 N 4237513
Decimal Degrees38.27656667, -76.46306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.594', W 76° 27.784'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 35.64" N, 76° 27' 47.04" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22156 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park MD 20653, US
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