The museum displays nautical items, ship models, Coast Guard memorabilia and over 15,000 photographs dating from the mid-1800's.
Other highlights include pieces of wood from the USS Constitution and from the rudder of the HMS Bounty, lighthouse and buoy lenses, a bell from Admiral Peary's ship, old and new uniforms, ship's wheels, binnacles, etc. Also houses the largest public collection of Coast Guard patches.
Hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 to 3:00, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00. Admission is free.
This is just one of the many Historical Museums located throughout Washington.