Preserving The Legacy
The Navy SEAL Museum was founded in 1985 and honors the Navy SEALs with its location in Fort Pierce, Florida–the training site of the first “Frogmen” of World War II who have earned a proud place in the Navy SEAL lineage. The Navy SEAL Memorial, the only one of its kind dedicated to the Navy SEALs and their predecessors, underscores the Museum’s tribute to these warriors. The names of all who have died in training or service to their country are etched in the granite walls.
From the Patrol Boat Riverines (PBRs) that enabled the Navy SEALs in navigating and dominating the rivers and canals in Vietnam to a replica of Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad Pakistan, the Navy SEAL Museum houses an array of artifacts that showcase several perilous SEAL missions and tell the story of their forerunners.
Beyond educational exhibits, the Museum safeguards and shares the legacy of the world’s premier special operations force. The Museum not only traces the history of the Navy SEALs, but also provides guests with an uncommon perspective of our nation’s constant vigil for freedom spanning more than 70 years. Through their dedication to duty and relentless resolve, SEALs have “paid the bill” for American freedoms for decades. The Museum helps to shed light on the cost of this elite preparedness.
The Navy SEALs’ origins are linked to Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater Demolition Teams that served in World War II–and their descendants have protected American interests in nearly every major military conflict since then, including contemporary operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Navy SEALs have resolutely been an integral part of the offensive in the ongoing war against terrorism.
Officially known as the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, the facility chronicles the past of these brave warriors. It was recognized by an act of Congress in 2007 as a National Museum. The Museum promotes family-friendly public education through interactive exhibits and artifacts, allowing patrons the opportunity to explore the history and heritage of the Navy SEALs, while honoring the fallen at the Navy SEAL Memorial Wall.
The initiatives of the Museum provide a glimpse into Navy SEAL training, as well as preserving the Navy SEAL standards of excellence:
To place the welfare of other before self. To demonstrate uncompromising integrity. To lead and be led. To never quit. To persevere and thrive in adversity. To demand discipline. To expect innovation.