USS Adams Home

Coming to Jacksonville, Florida in 2017!

THE MISSION:   To establish the former USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) as the USS ADAMS Museum and Florida’s first floating naval warship museum in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

THE VISION:  The ADAMS will excite, inspire, educate and entertain the general public by:

  • Creating a dynamic Downtown Jacksonville Riverfront attraction
  • Celebrating Northeast Florida’s military, maritime and naval heritage
  • Providing a hands-on, interactive, STEM based vocational experience for students and youth
  • Establishing a world class visitor destination in Downtown Jacksonville
  • Contributing to and further stimulating the economic development of Downtown Jacksonville

CURRENT STATUS:  The USS ADAMS Museum is projected to open in 2017!

  • The USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) is scheduled to move from the Philadelphia Navy Yard to Rhoads Industries on March 7, 2017. There, she will be placed in a dry dock for initial restoration and refurbishment, in preparation for her tow to Jacksonville.
  • Pre ground breaking preparations continue on her future home at the historic Shipyards Property in Downtown Jacksonville.
  • Finalization of the capital budget continues. Recruitment of sponsors, donors, volunteers and staff is ongoing.

Watch our video now for more information about the project!




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