Great Lakes Naval MuseumAs an official Department of the Navy Museum, the Great Lakes Naval Museum's mission is to select, collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy with particular emphasis on the Navy's only "boot camp" at the Naval Training Station/Center at Great Lakes, Illinois. The Great Lakes Naval Museum seeks to fulfill this mission by:
- Collecting and exhibiting United States naval recruiting and training
history that is accurate, complete and unbiased.
- Preserving the physical legacy and training experiences of Navy recruits for
the benefit of the United States Navy and the general public.
- Developing and publicizing programs that broaden and deepen public knowledge
and appreciation of the significance of the Great Lakes Naval Training Center.
- Anticipating the United States Navy's future historical needs by creating
strategies and policies for the selection and acquisition of historical
- Hosting naval traditions and activities that promote Naval Heritage to the greater community.
History of Great Lakes Naval Training Station"The plan of the United States Naval Training School at Lake Bluff is that of a training ship on land. It is expected to supplant the training ship and to do for the man in the ranks; the ordinary and able-bodied seaman, what Annapolis does for the man intended to become an officer."
HOURS of OPERATION
Wednesday 1pm - 5pm
Thursday 1pm - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 1pm - 5pm
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