Volunteer Opportunities for July and August

Every event we attend is staffed by our amazing volunteers and supporters of the USS ADAMS Museum. Join our crew for one of these upcoming fun events! Contact us by email at jointhecrew@USSADAMS.com or through our website by clicking on volunteer and providing us with your contact information. You may also reach us at our main number at 904-910-5241. Our events provide you with an opportunity to enjoy fun and energetic venues where hundreds of people come to enjoy local food, shopping and entertainment. Need a visual? Check out some of our photos right here from some of our prior events!


Jim King Park & Boat Ramp at Sister’s Creek Park
8203 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32226
July 21:  2pm – 8pm
July 22:  2pm – 8pm
July 23:  12pm – 10pm

This is a fun event with food, drinks, boutiques, and live music! We will need many volunteers for this event! Please consider volunteering for a 2 to 3 hour shift.


Under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge
715 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32204
August 20: 10am – 4pm

The Riverside Arts Market serves as a local market on the river with local produce, shopping, delicious eats, and live entertainment. Please consider volunteering for 2 to 3 hours and enjoy a day in the market on the river with your USS ADAMS Museum crew.

The Winning Boats Are In!

Congratulations to our winners of the USS ADAMS Museum Race to the Boat Show! Thank you to everyone who participated in our fundraiser and for all of your support to establish the USS ADAMS Museum in Jacksonville! You truly made our fundraiser a tremendous success and we could not be more grateful!

And now, for the winners! Drum roll please!……

Our grand prize winner for the year of free boating from Freedom Boat Club is Craig Smith of Alhambra Dinner & Theatre! Congratulations Craig! We hope you enjoy your year on the water from Freedom Boat Club!

The following boat owners won one of our many other prizes from our amazing sponsors for their participation:

John & Mary Hunt
Mike Anania
Jim Bailey
Channing Zucker
John O’Neil
Karen Hike
Padraic Mulvihill
Cindy Haag
Craig Morris
Victoria MacCallum
Robert Dowling
John McGuire
Joanne Booher
Wayne Smith
Michael McGrath
Kim Rogers
Jack Sears
Terry Wagner
Robert Witkop
Debbie Freeman
Victor Jackson
Bill Cashman
Tony Ramirez
Larry Parker
Dan Bean
Alan Buzzurro
Gil Wright
David Douglas
Darla Erdelyl
Sarah Templeman
Jim Rugowski
Richard Tate

Congratulations to our winners! We hope you enjoy your prize and we hope you will participate in another USS ADAMS Museum fundraiser in the future! We have contacted everyone by phone and/or email. If you have not contacted our organization to claim your prize, please contact Ashley at 904-910-5241 or by email at jointhecrew@USSAdams.com. We will gladly mail your prize to you unless you want to pick it up (or if pick up is necessary) at our USS ADAMS Museum Store at the Jacksonville Landing or donate it to a local military member. Please do not hesitate to contact Ashley if other arrangements are necessary. We’re happy to accommodate you!

Thank you again for sailing along with us in the USS ADAMS Museum’s Race to the Boat Show. Please follow-us on Facebook (USS Adams Museum) or explore our website (USSAdams.com). Please also feel free to reach out to us to talk about how you can help. We would love to have you join the crew and help us BRING HOME THE ADAMS in 2016!


Volunteer (1)We’ve just updated our volunteer events and we have several fun opportunities coming up and we need your help! Volunteer to sell boats, market the USS ADAMS Museum, or man the Visitor’s Center for one of our events. Don’t miss the opportunity to help us and enjoy free entry into fun events!

Here’s what we’re looking at so far:




Sunday, April 3rd – Adventure Landing
12:30pm – 6:30pm 
We need a few volunteers, especially for the later shift from 3:30 – 6:30pm.

Wednesday, April 6th – Spark Walk Downtown (2 Opportunities)
Noon – 8pm @ Chamblin’s Uptown,  215 N. Laura St – Downtown  

@ ONE SPARK is one night this year and has combined with ART WALK to become SPARK WALK!
We are setting up a table outside of Chamblin’s, right in the middle of the party!  
We need volunteers to sell boats as well as walk around Downtown in the cardboard ship.

@ THE USS ADAMS Musuem Store & Visitor Center
– We will also staff the Visitor’s Center at the JAX LANDING from 4pm – 8pm
– Volunteers to take shifts in the cardboard boat and walk around downtown selling tickets.
– We will need a volunteer to pack up the materials in their vehicle.

Saturday, April 9th – Riverside Arts Market – RAM
9:30am – 4:30pm
We need a few volunteers to enjoy the RAM and sell BOAT RACE tickets.

Sunday, April 10th – Publix @ San Pablo and Beach Blvd.
11am – ? (the store will allow us to stay until 7pm)
We need several volunteers to take shifts.

Tuesday, April 12th – USS ADAMS Museum Race to the Boat Show!
4pm – 6pm @ Metropolitan Park!   
THIS is an ALL CALL! We need LOTS of volunteers!

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 15 – 17th – Southeast US Boat Show
(Times on each day available – email jointhecrew@USSAdams.com  or call Pat at 904.647.5177)
We will need LOTS of volunteers. That means we need all hands on deck. We will break the hours up into shifts depending on how many volunteers we have.

Please join us and take advantage of the opportunities to enjoy these fun events. Please email Ashley at jointhecrew@USSAdams.com  or call 904.910.5241 and let her know what time you would prefer to come (a time specific or in general – morning, afternoon, or evening).





Our online store needs just a little more time to be up and running. We anticipate its launch by mid April. The online store will have a fresh new look and navigation to give you a better shopping experience. Be on the lookout for monthly specials on merchandise correlating to significant periods in our military history and other events.

Ship Model

In the meantime, you can find some of our featured items right here OR on our Facebook page. Contact our store manager, Pat at 904-647-5177 for more information on our merchandise and shipping. We have over 700 individual military ball caps, various service shirts, challenge coins, jewelry, and more!

Our store and Visitor’s Center in The Jacksonville Landing now has Adams Class model kits for sale! Each kit can be conBallcaps6 (1)figured to represent any one of the 23 US Adams Class ships and the Australians. The kits are difficult to find and are genuinely limited so don’t miss the boat (pun intended), get your model kit, and many other items today!

If you’re local, please stop by the USS ADAMS Museum Visitor’s Center at the Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Ste. 144, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Snap a picture in our gear or at the store and tag us on Facebook!


We work hard to keep you in the loop on social media – all you have to do is FOLLOW US! Go to our Facebook page and hit “Like” to keep up with our updates, events, community awareness, featured store items, spotlights, and much more!

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Once you’ve “Liked” our page, please look for the USS ADAMS’ Race to the Boat Show event posted on our timeline or under ‘events’. Hit “Like” on the event, then hit “Interested” or “Going” for the event to automatically show up on your timeline. This is the best way to get the word out and give your friends the opportunity to join the event. You may also share the event on your timeline by hitting the “Share” button, selecting “Share” again in the pop-up box. You will then have the opportunity to post a message with the event to let your friends know more about the event and your support of the USS ADAMS Museum.


Please take advantage of our Facebook page to share your excitement about being a part of the first Florida Navy Warship Museum coming to life and ask your friends to join you! Social media is one of the best ways to stay connected and join the conversation. We have over 3,000 followers! Join us today!




Win a FREE YEAR OF BOATING while supporting The USS Adams Museum!

The Southeast US Boat Show and Freedom Boat Club are proud to present the ‘USS ADAMS Museum Race to the BOAT SHOW!’ HUNDREDS of little rubber boats will be dropped into the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville on April 12, 2016 at 4PM. The GRAND PRIZE is a free Boating Membership for a year from the FREEDOM BOAT CLUB! Follow the link to check out all the boats you can use all year. There are over 75 other prizes to include Downtown hotel stays, area restaurant and store gift cards, Jaguars, Suns and other tickets, area attraction tickets and a Coleman grill. The first 50 boats will win free admission to the SOUTHEAST US BOAT SHOW which hosts the Oyster Fest, live entertainment and access to the WORLD FAMOUS Tiki Tent! A great JAX Weekend Tradition!

Tickets are $10 per boat and you may purchase blocks of boats to improve your chances. Buy 1, Buy 10, Buy 100. Gift a boat to a friend, family member or colleague and help BRING HOME THE ADAMS! Tickets are genuinely limited…BUY NOW! Tickets must be purchased prior to April 12th. **You do NOT have to be present to win**

All proceeds support bringing the USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) to Jacksonville in 2016!

Boat Race to help Bring Home the USS Adams

USS Adams Boat Race

Win a FREE YEAR OF BOATING while supporting The USS ADAMS Museum! The FREEDOM BOAT CLUB and the SOUTHEAST US Boat Show are proud to present the ‘USS ADAMS Museum Race to the BOAT SHOW!’ HUNDREDS of little rubber boats will be dropped into the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville on April 12, 2016 at 4PM. The GRAND PRIZE is Free Year of Boating from the FREEDOM BOAT CLUB! Tickets are $10 per boat and you may purchase blocks of boats to improve your chances and gift a boat to a friend! Buy 1, Buy 10, Buy 100 and help BRING HOME THE ADAMS! Tickets are genuinely limited…BUY NOW!

In addition to the GRAND PRIZE of a FREE YEAR OF BOATING from the FREEDOM BOAT CLUB, the first 50 boats will win free admission to the SOUTHEAST US Boat Show and other prizes to include Downtown hotel stays, area restaurant and store gift cards, Jaguars, Suns and other tickets, area attraction tickets and a Coleman grill. All ticket holders will be invited to watch the race at the World Famous Tiki Tent at Metropolitan Park on April 12, 2016 at 4PM. All proceeds support bringing the USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) to Jacksonville in 2016!

Buy Your Boat(s) Here

2016 JHNSA Boat Drop

Where We Are in 2016

Fair winds have begun to stir and have allowed us to actually begin our mooring design and detailed planning work for the Shipyards in downtown Jacksonville. There are many Irish Pennants (loose ends) and details to confirm before firm dates are available to share, but the traction is exciting! We will have more details to follow as soon as available.

In the meantime, please ensure your JHNSA membership is up to date. Please also consider stepping up to the next level of support as every dollar is spent towards bringing home the ship. Your 2016 JHNSA membership gives you eligibility to become a USS Adams Museum Pre-Commissioning (PRECOM) Crew member.

PRECOM crew members will enjoy the greatest opportunities to participate in the special events surrounding the USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) coming home to JAX in 2016. Our goal is to have her downtown for the Jacksonville Veterans Day (Week of Valor) 2016 activities. This includes events associated with the Notre Dame Vs. Navy football game on Saturday, November 5th 2016 at Everbank Field in Downtown Jacksonville.

Mtg with Gov. Rick Scott

A model of the USS Glover (AGDE/FF-1098) is behind us. Gov. Scott served aboard her in the early 70’s.

Recently, JHNSA was provided an opportunity to update Florida Governor and NAVY Veteran, Rick Scott on our progress and ask for his support in a budget request that is being worked through the Florida Legislature. Many thanks to State Representative Charles McBurney and Mr. Mike Hightower for securing our wonderful visit with the Governor.

If you have been waiting to discuss business partnerships, sponsorships or legacy donations, now is the time to begin those conversations and be forever known for helping to BRING HOME THE ADAMS!

Bring Home The ADAMS with Your Purchase Today

Help us Bring Home The ADAMS with your merchandise or membership purchase at our Visitor Center and Ship’s Store located at The Jacksonville Landing. We have over 700 ball cap designs and a large collection of memorabilia, perfect for military veterans and their loved ones. Currently, we are revamping our online store with the help of Eagle Crest. We look forward to rolling out the new website soon, so our out-of-town supporters don’t miss out on any great deals.

In the meantime, check out a few items we have for sale in our store. We have plenty of merchandise for veterans of each branch of service.







Navy Items
Ship Models















Marine Corps


USMC SweatshirtUSMC Items


Air Force

AirForce Items



















Coast Guard


USCG Sweatshirt

USCG Items

National Guard

National Guard Items


We also have a great selection of military inspired jewelry.

Jewelry Items


…And much more.

Vietnam T-Shirt_Front

Check out our popular “Proud Vet” T-shirt.

Vietnam T-Shirt_Back

Back: “Vietnam” “You are not forgotten”

















Plus, every purchase made in our Ship’s Store goes to help us raise money to bring the USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) back to Jacksonville and open The USS ADAMS Museum.

Visit Us at The Jacksonville Landing

2 Independent Dr. Suite 144, Jacksonville, Fla.  32202

Typically our store hours are Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm.

Our store is run by volunteers, so we strongly encourage visitors to call us at (904) 647-5177 before stopping by to make sure we are open. We are currently looking for additional volunteers to help us stay open in the evening and on weekends.

We also take orders over the phone and online to ship merchandise to our out-of-town supporters.

Call or stop by TODAY!