Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653
Phone: 301-863-1900  •  www.paxmuseum.com

The Navy’s aircraft and flight systems have been evaluated and refined at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station since WW II.  The Museum conserves and presents that story, and is the nation’s only official Navy Museum dedicated to naval aviation research, development, testing and evaluation.  Interior exhibits include a propulsion display, unmanned aerial vehicles (including a full-scale mockup 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.  For a nominal fee, visitors may fly in the sophisticated simulators of the resident Mach Combat™ facility.  There is also a museum store.

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