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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653 | View map

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

The Navy’s aircraft and flight systems have been tested and evaluated at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station since WWII. The Museum is the only naval museum dedicated to aviation research, development, testing, and evaluation. Interior exhibits include a propulsion display, unmanned aerial vehicles (including a fullscale mock-up of the X-47A Pegasus unmanned combat air vehicle), crew system artifacts, ejection seats, radars, and test instrumentation. An outdoor aircraft park displays 21 naval aircraft, and features both the X-32B and X-35C Joint Strike Fighter concept demonstrators tested at Pax River. Fly Mach Combat™ flight simulators, and stop in the Museum’s Flightline Gift Shop, which has the largest collection of aviation themed merchandise in the area. Guided tours and children’s educational activities available by advance arrangement.

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Hours

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Monday - closed

Museum & Historic Site Amenities

  • Museum shop
  • Site Rental for Private Events

Group Tours

  • Guided Tours for Groups Offered
  • Customizable or Special Interest Tours Offered