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Address: 3201 N. Ventura Road, Naval Base Ventura County PH, Building 100, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
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+1 805-982-5165
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The mission of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve...

The mission of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historic material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force, better known as the Seabees. The mission of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historic material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force, better known as the Seabees. In January will be the first of many new and exciting programs such as an education initiative creating new curricula, lecture series, family day activities, and other fun family events. In addition to the new galleries opening, a youth orientated STEM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.)

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GREAT MUSEUM - AND IT'S FREE!

Our visit to this museum was very worthwhile, interesting and educational. We learned all about Seabees from a very knowledgeable docent who had been a Seabee for 30 years and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denise G
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to this museum was very worthwhile, interesting and educational. We learned all about Seabees from a very knowledgeable docent who had been a Seabee for 30 years and has been a volunteer for many years since then. There were many interesting exhibits as well as a film about their history.

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Ontario, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived about 45 minutes before closing but decided to check it because it's free (donate what you like on your way out). We found it very interesting and informative. We actually coyld have used another hour or so but enjoyed our visit with the time we had. Parking was free and plentiful. Easy to find.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We dropped by the museum during a day off from work. The guy on the front desk was very informative and personable. The whole exhibition is well laid out and gave a real sense of value to the work of the guys and gals of the NMCB. It is just a shame we couldn't have our photograph taken on the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I was in the US Navy Seabees, but was trained and stationed at the Seabee Base in Gulfport, Mississippi. I was driving through California, and had the opportunity to visit and stay on the Seabee base in Port Hueneme. That of course, included a long awaited visit to the Seabee Museum, of which I am also a member. The front... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have a family member that works on the Port Hueneme base. We went to visit this museum with them and it is an excellent, excellent museum that wraps up the history of the Seabees with the events that shaped their formation and crafting into a unique singular fighting force. Lots of period and modern examples of weapons and equipment.... More 

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Thank kedalion1
Port Hueneme
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The museum has pictures of Seabees at work. It has all the emblems for the different battalions that have existed on base. A great place to learn the history of the Seabees.

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Thank Becky B
Port Hueneme, California
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the place, in a Seabee myself so seeing the heritage and how they came about along with naval history... Well it was amazing and the staff their is great and knowledgeable. Looking to go back and see it again some time soon. Great for family and friends and anyone you want to bring along.

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Thank Ligia G
San Leandro, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I went to this museum because my husband remembered the older facility. We were disappointed that we could not proceed to the exhibit because there was a ceremony over this 911 weekend. We were able to go to the gift shop and buy a couple of Seabee souvenirs. This museum have photos and tools Seabees used. This museum doesn't educate... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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139 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Great collection of historical artefacts. Seabees are just full of accomplishments. You must have a federal Identification in order to enter base. It is free of charge!

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise. First off it is free, although we did make a donation. Second, everything is well marked and displayed. I didn't ask but it seemed pretty new. It seemed very much like a professional place, I was expecting something like a dusty little local museum. I'd highly recommend it.

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