Last summer my grandparents came to visit us from India. The goal was to show them as much as we could in our little small town and the areas around it. Our first big stop was Nauticus, a marine and Naval Museum in Norfolk, Virginia.
I actually volunteered here for three years as an education specialist in high school, where I worked with the sharks and the horseshoe crabs. Yes. Sharks.
One of the biggest features here is the USS Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships built by the U.S. Navy.
After exploring outside, we walked around the naval museum, which was filled with model planes and ships, as well as historical outfits and ammunition.
We then headed up to the marine part of the museum, which housed the fish, horseshoe crabs, and sharks.
After a lot of convincing, I finally got my grandma to touch the horseshoe crab.
If you are ever in the Norfolk area or are a history junkie, this is definitely one stop you have to make!