Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, Lexington Park

#28 of 162 in Museums in Maryland
The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) is a member-supported, privately-funded museum preserving the history and heritage of Naval Aviation and associated technology.

Our mission is to “Preserve, Educate, Inspire” by presenting the continuing story of Naval Aviation with a focus on Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Our Vision is to be a highly valued community resource providing both educational and tourism benefits to the Southern Maryland area for generations.

Located just outside Gate 1 of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the PRNAM is operated by the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association, Inc., a 501(C)3 non-profit charitable organization. First opened in 1978, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum now spans three buildings and also includes a Flight Line consisting of one-of-a-kind aircraft and aircraft configurations unique to the Naval Test Center.
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  • I was stationed at Pax River from 1980-1986, so took a trip down memory lane. I remember the old museum, interesting, but small. It has greatly expanded and now has a magnificent static display. Old a...  more »
  • Their displays and the many items in the museum along with their volunteers made the visit very enjoyable and educational. Gave us excellent information on the area with other places to go sightseeing...  more »
  • Pretty solid museum. A lot of history about St. Mary's and Patuxent River. You can go in the back and look at the old trainers/prototypes as well. They are slowly getting more stuff in, but it's a nice little place to go to once.
  • This was a special trip for my kiddos for school. They enjoyed seeing all the old airplanes and learnig about the how they where used in the Navy. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable about things. Definitely recommend this anyone who home schools or just loves planes.

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