All Aboard the USS Barry

July 5, 2013

USA

The USS Barry is moored at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., and the perfect place to finish off a visit to the US Navy Museum next door.

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Measuring over 420 feet long, it took us a good half hour to take a self-guided tour of the vessel.  Named after the Revolutionary War naval hero, Commodore John Barry, the former Destroyer began her new career as a Display Ship in 1984 , and is also used for training and ceremonial purposes. Just as a word of caution, it gets quite narrow and steep in places, so we had to carry #MuseumBaby up and down a couple of ladders. The USS Barry is normally open to the public on Thursdays to Saturdays from March through October, but check the website of the US Navy Museum before visiting to avoid disappointment. Admission is free.

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