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U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

3201 N. Ventura Road, Naval Base Ventura County PH, Building 100, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
+1 805-982-5165
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Drove by this museum and decided to stop and see what this was all above. Glad we did, very... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
TheDixie
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SeaBees are the Ubelievable

Good Museum, Great support well done took about an hour to see the place. Had a good gift shop... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
cecscwsrb
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Anaheim, CA
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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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“men and women” (4 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Drove by this museum and decided to stop and see what this was all above. Glad we did, very interesting history and great displays. Would recommend stopping in to take a tour

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Good Museum, Great support well done took about an hour to see the place. Had a good gift shop, somewhat small for all the things they’ve done all over the world. But worth the visit

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is an interest museum. It is a new facility (relatively speaking) that has been constructed and curated to modern museum standards. The old museum, which was very funky and cluttered, had more charm and human relativity. While the new museum is worth a visit,...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

The history of the SEABEES only goes back to its creation during WWII. The museum used to be just some quonset huts on the Port Hueneme Base for decades and inaccessible to the general public. The new museum has an entrance that is accessible from...More

Thank Kent E
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This place is at the gate so everyone can visit with out going on base. The displays are pretty cool. The truck on display with the bullet holes shows the conditions we send our great people to protect our way of life is not always...More

Thank travelalot184
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

I did not know much about the US Navy Construction Battalions, nicknamed Seabees. This museum is a wonderful portrayal of their function from WWII to present day. I loved it. I consider it a must see if you are in the area. There is even...More

Thank Jola O
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

The museum may be small, but there is much to see and learn here. Some do not know the the CB's are the next to go into a war zone when a area has been cleared of enemy soldiers to set up runways, buildings, roads...More

Thank Russell R
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is the only actual museum focused on the Seabee's and their history. The museum display's are well very well structured and thus provide a real learning experience. Did you ever wonder what element of the military built and maintained the roads, airfields, barracks and...More

Thank Charles700
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Unsung heroes is an over used phrase, but it absolutely applies to the Seabees. The museum does an outstanding job of covering its 70 year history. There were so many operations the Seabees were in and I had no idea. As a small example, I...More

Thank George A R
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This tells the story of an amazing, often unsung group of people who are often the first ashore; who build, recover, transform nothing into forward bases. It overs from WW2 to current including humanitarian deployments. Most of the displays require reading or an adult to...More

Thank Ron C
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Response from Bob D | Reviewed this property |
Ditto the two other comments. The parking lot was not overly large so maneuvering might be an issue but without many vehicles it may be ok
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