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Maryland Military History Museums Directory

Antietam National Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield
302 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782, USA
College Park Aviation Museum
College Park Aviation Museum
1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr, College Park, MD 20740, USA
Fort Armistead
Fort Armistead
Fort Armistead Rd, Baltimore, MD 21226, USA
Fort Foote
Fort Foote
8915 Fort Foote Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744, USA
Fort Frederick State Park
Fort Frederick State Park
11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool, MD 21711, USA
Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry
2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
Gathland State Park
Gathland State Park
900 Arnoldtown Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755, USA
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum
701 Wilson Point Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220, USA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Hagerstown Aviation Museum
Hagerstown Aviation Museum
18450 Showalter Rd Bldg 8, Hagerstown, MD 21742, USA
Maryland Museum of Military History
Maryland Museum of Military History
219 29th Division St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Massey Air Museum
Massey Air Museum
33541 Maryland Line Rd, Massey, MD 21650, USA
Massey Air Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving “Grassroots Aviation” as you might have experienced it in the late 40’s at any rural airport shortly after WW2. Exhibits include many tail wheel aircraft, aircraft engines with a focus on the aviation heritage of Maryland and Delaware.The museum located on Massey Aerodrome MD1, a 3000’ x 100’ grass airport. The Massey Air Museum collection includes a replica 1911 Wright Glider, 1946 Ercoupe, 1937 Douglas DC-3, a Russian Antonov Ln-2 1000 hp biplane, 1940’s rotating beacon tower, a 100 year old working windmill with cypress wood tank inside the tower. 24 flying airplanes and 13 gliders are based at the airport. In the hangars, privately owned aircraft are available for viewing including two WW2 Stearman trainers and a 1943 Stinson (“Gull Wing”) Reliant that had been “loaned” to the British in WW2. The 3,000 volumes in the aviation library are available for loan to museum members.
Monocacy National Battlefield
Monocacy National Battlefield
5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704, USA
National Cryptologic Museum
National Cryptologic Museum
8290 Colony Seven Rd, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, USA
National Electronics Museum
National Electronics Museum
1745 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, USA
National Museum of Health and Medicine
National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
22156 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653, USA
President Street Station
President Street Station
601 President St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
South Mountain State Battlefield
South Mountain State Battlefield
6620 Zittlestown Rd, Middletown, MD 21769, USA
SS John W. Brown
SS John W. Brown
2200 S Clinton St, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
U.S. Naval Academy Museum
U.S. Naval Academy Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402, USA
USCGC Taney (WHEC-37)
USCGC Taney (WHEC-37)
Pier 5, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
USS Constellation (1854)
USS Constellation (1854)
301 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
USS Torsk (SS-423)
USS Torsk Submarine
USS Torsk (SS-423)
Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

The USS Torsk is a Tench Class submarine built launched in September of 1944. Despite being launched so late in World War 2, the Torsk was still able to have a formidable impact on the war. The Torsk would go on to serve throughout the Pacific, attacking Japanese shipping and aiding downed Allied aviators. It was during this time the Torsk was credited with scoring the last strike on an Japanese warship during World War 2. 

Following the war, the USS Torks would continue her service all along the American east coast. The USS Torsk would primarily serve as a training vessel during her time after the war and would end her service as a Navy Reserve training submarine. In 1971, the Torsk was stricken from the U.S. Naval register, in 1972 she was officially turned over to the State of Maryland to be converted to a museum ship. 

As a museum vessel at the Historic Ships in Baltimore museum, visitors can walk across her decks and view all of her spaces. According to the museum, "Traversing the boat from stern to bow, visitors have the opportunity to view the torpedo rooms, the navigation station, the operation station, the engine room, the crews mess and crew berthing areas. If you arrive at the right time, you may have the chance to meet a former crew member." Visitors to the museum will want to give themselves plenty of extra time to see other nearby exhibits such as the National Aquarium or USS Constellation. 

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