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Nauticus

I mentioned this great hands-on museum in an earlier post, but wanted to explicitly point it out. Right on the river in downtown Norfolk, VA, you can learn a lot about various maritime activities, from shipping to naval history. Parts are open for free admission, while others have a fee.

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is on-site in the same building and admission to this section is free.

Their web site also has some great interior and exterior shots of the USS Wisconsin.