HNSA – The vessels of the Historic Naval Ships Association speak of their nations’ histories in a way that websites or videos cannot. Consisting of both museums and memorials, these ships honor the men and women who serve their nations as well as provide an exciting and fun place to learn about history and technology.

Naval Historical Center – Whether you visit one of the twelve official U.S. Navy Museums, take advantage of public programs and publications, or seek knowledge through the artifacts, documents, images and artwork available at the NHHC, you will find that this is where the history, legacy and traditions of the United States Navy come alive.

U.S. Naval Institute – As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

US Navy Memorial – The Navy Memorial includes both a commemorative public plaza and a Naval Heritage Center. The plaza is a round ceremonial amphitheater paved in granite to form a 100-foot diameter of the world. Surrounding the deck of the plaza are fountains, pools, flagpole masts, and sculptural panels depicting historic achievements of the sea services. A symbolic statue of a Lone Sailor stands watch near the edge of the plaza. – the largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong.

National Archives – The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.


NC Tourism Information – North Carolina welcomes you with charming historical towns, adventure and leisure, fabulous shopping and golf, and some of the kindest weather you’ll ever meet. Unique experiences await in each of NC’s the three distinct regions, the mountains, the piedmont and the coast. You’ll find Southern hospitality, friendly people and reasonable rates across the state.

ILM Airport – Welcome to one of the most dynamic, hospitable, progressive airports in the Carolinas.

NCDCR – The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina.

Wilmington and Beaches CVB – Wilmington has it all; a vibrant array of locally owned shops and restaurants, colorful attractions including a thriving arts and cultural scene, riverboat cruises, and a World War II battleship. Whether you wish to indulge in the cosmopolitan scene, or retreat to our natural wonders, Wilmington, NC and our beach towns offer a variety of vacation experiences.