Yard

Manned by Marines, this small building was a part of the sentry post that helped secure the 8th Street entrance of the Washington Navy Yard until around approximately 1905.

The historic watch box has gotten a chance for a “third life” after being at the Washington Navy Yard from 1854 to 1906, being at Indian Head from 1906 to 2015 and now back at WNY after being fully restored.

The Watch box, built in 1853-1854, was known as a guard house where visitors checked in and some district visitors checked out on the way to the city. Manned by Marines, this small building was a part of the sentry post that helped secure the 8th Street entrance of WNY until approximately 1905.