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National Civil War Naval Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Worth the Road Trip to Columbus

I’m a Civil War history buff and have always been fascinated with the iron clads. This museum is... read more

Reviewed today
Loganville, Georgia
A civil war historian must sea

This museum is a story of the Civil War Navy from both sides. the children will love the boats... read more

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Robert Z
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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By telling the stories of the navies of the Civil War, we connect people with the past; giving them a better sense of place and time. Located in Columbus, Georgia, the National Civil War Naval Museum overlooks the Chattahoochee River. We house the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1002 Victory Drive, Columbus, GA 31901-3429
+1 706-327-9798
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Reviewed today

I’m a Civil War history buff and have always been fascinated with the iron clads. This museum is the home of the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, an iron clad. It was scuttled during the war and burned to the waterline, and the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is a story of the Civil War Navy from both sides. the children will love the boats, the cannons and the interiors of the ships.

1  Thank Robert Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very entertaining place to visit. Tons of historic items to items collected. A great place to spend a couple hours.

1  Thank Dreamer268522
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum to learn about naval history for the Union and Confederate navy's. The displays are very well planned and exhibited. We recommend planning a visit to see this wonderful museum

1  Thank harryh409
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a major museum that preserves the Northern and Southern river, coastal, and sea history of the Civil War. The relics are historic and well preserved. The skeletons of the river gunboats are awe inspiring. The pace is leisurely, with ample information to read...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum with our young adult grandson and all found it interesting. My husband is a navy vet and I think liked it the most but none of us were bored. It was not busy even in a Saturday morning. Admission is inexpensive...More

Thank Leilani F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just another great Museum to see. Visited August 2018. Not crowded justaround 15 people. Some video displays.

1  Thank Billy O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am glad I visited the museum. It is small and the exhibits are minimal but if you read the material at the exhibits it is an educational experience. Make no mistake. This is heavily tilted toward Confederate history. I believe it was once the...More

1  Thank Rickwine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The civil war naval museum is a well worth the time. It is easy to find, with free parking. Plan on spending about an hour there. The highlight is the recovered General Jackson gunboat remains which covers a massive area in the museum. It is...More

1  Thank esprouls47
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a very cool little museum. You get to see actual and recreations of full size ships. But there is a lot of of reading and the font was small

1  Thank Ta E
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July 21, 2017|
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Check out Andersonville, GA.
March 12, 2017|
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Response from CivilWarNavalMuseum | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Our parking lot can accommodate your RV, but we are not set up for overnight parking. Also during special events such as our upcoming RiverBlast, parking sometimes becomes an issue and we may not... More
June 5, 2015|
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Response from 74JAB | Reviewed this property |
it seems to me that there are some ball diamonds near the museum but don't recall any old buildings