Positioned around a protected harbour, Naval Station Mayport is a United States Navy base and one of three Navy installations in the Jacksonville area. It accommodates aircraft carrier-size vessels and military aircraft, with a mission to sustain and enhance warfighter readiness.
Join a guided tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Naval Station Mayport, including its ship-filled harbour and 2,400-metre-long runway. After being commissioned in 1942, the military base supported the Atlantic Fleet during World War II before being expanded to its current size in the 1950s.
Wander along the busy harbour that can accommodate up to 34 ships at any one time and see the base that’s home to the United States Navy’s Fourth Fleet. Get up close to the USS New York and the USS Iwo Jima, then discover the USS Fort McHenry’s associations with the United States’ national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
Getting around Jacksonville
The Naval Station Mayport is around 30 minutes’ drive from the centre of Jacksonville and 20 minutes from Jacksonville Beach. Jacksonville International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.