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- Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - New York, NY
- USS Hornet (CV-12) - Alameda, CA
- USS Lexington (CV-16) - Corpus Christi, TX
- USS Midway Museum - San Diego, CA
- USS Yorktown (CV -10) - Mt Pleasant, SC
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United States Aircraft Carriers
The museum showcases an abundance of artifacts, historic archives and interactive exhibits that explore all aspects of the ship's history from its deployment in World War II to its service in Vietnam and beyond. Visitors can explore inside and outside the ship, from its flight deck to its officers’ quarters to the engine room. The flight deck displays more than two dozen restored historic aircrafts including an A-6 intruder and an F-4 phantom fighter jet. There are also two interactive space exhibits which recreated experiences aboard the Space Shuttle Enterprise, as well as a tour through a submarine Growler. The museum is home to numerous educational exhibits including demonstrations on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as live performances by actors depicting historical figures or significant events. Visitors can also attend lectures given by leading historians on topics related to naval warfare, international relations or economics. In addition to its permanent collection, the museum regularly hosts visiting exhibitions focusing on various military endeavors around the world. The USS Intrepid Museum is a unique experience where visitors can get a taste of life aboard an aircraft carrier while learning about US military history in a vibrant environment filled with artifacts and interactive multimedia exhibitions.
The USS Yorktown Museum is a museum located at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, dedicated to preserving and honoring the history of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10). Visitors can explore a wide range of exhibits, documents, and artifacts from over 80 years of naval history, from battleships to modern aircraft carriers. The museum features interactive displays that allow visitors to explore almost every area of the ship, including the bridge, engine room, and flight deck. Visitors can also explore the ship’s history through multimedia presentations featuring video footage and photos from key battles such as Pearl Harbor. The museum also contains an extensive collection of artifacts such as uniforms, weapons, flags, pictures, posters and memorabilia from World War II to the present day. Special activities at the museum include guided tours with knowledgeable volunteer guides who teach visitors about the ship’s rich history; special events such as living history days featuring costumed reenactors; flight simulator rides; and educational programs designed specifically for school groups. The USS Yorktown Museum is an incredible tribute to all those who served aboard this grand old warship—a lasting testimony to courage and commitment in times of conflict.