We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Civil War Naval Museum

1002 Victory Drive, Columbus, GA 31901-3429
+1 706-327-9798
Review Highlights
Amazing tribute to those who fought!

This is a must see for history buffs and really anyone who wants to get close to American history... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Jennifer H
Tuskegee, Alabama
Amazing place to see real Civil War shipwrecks

This is a fantastic museum. You can see the wrecks of two Civil War ships, the CSS Chattahoochee... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2016
Florida Panhandle, Florida
Read all 386 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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 largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the wreckage of the CSS Chattahoochee. Other exhibits include a full scale ship replica of the USS Water Witch, a replica of the USS Hartford with its berth deck, ward room and captain’s cabin, an actual cutter or "ship's boat" from the USS Hartford, a full scale replica of the USS Monitor’s famous turret, and an immersive panoramic dockside exhibit recreating Plymouth, North Carolina, complete with an exterior and interior view of the CSS Albemarle. Among our many artifacts, we have the largest collection of Civil War Naval-related flags on display in the country. The collection includes various flags from ships and coastal forts, signal flags and Admirals’ pennants.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“on display” (23 reviews)
“full scale” (9 reviews)
“uss monitor” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1002 Victory Drive, Columbus, GA 31901-3429
1002 Victory Drive, Columbus, GA 31901-3429
+1 706-327-9798
Write a ReviewReviews (386)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

91 - 100 of 381 reviews

Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a must see for history buffs and really anyone who wants to get close to American history. So many artifacts, articles, it just is mind blowing, Plan to spend a good couple of hours exploring and learning!

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is a fantastic museum. You can see the wrecks of two Civil War ships, the CSS Chattahoochee and the CSS Jackson. The Jackson is a massive ironclad that has been saved from the bottom of the Chattahoochee River. There are cannons, artifacts, flags, you...More

Thank TwoEggTV
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Interesting museum, especially if you like Civil War history, but the entrance fee is a bit much. It doesn't take very long to tour the entire museum. Half the current price would be more in line with what you get.

Thank Susie0052
Reviewed July 13, 2016

A fascinating view of the Civil War at sea and on the rivers. The museum has films, models, reproductions, uniforms, flags, and raised hulks. Truly a great stop. Enough to even interest kids.

Thank BigP34
Reviewed July 9, 2016

The national civil war naval museum is a neat place of history to visit. This is one of the short trip excursions. There is not hours worth material to look at or review. However it is worth taking a look at.

Thank CC4meSRI
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Spend an hour at the CWNM. We enjoyed reading the history of the civil war battles, seeing the huge hull of the CSS Jackson and learning about the various civil war flags. So interesting to learn about the boats and battles on the river. They...More

Thank A_Roswell_Family
Reviewed July 3, 2016

Wow, much more inside than we expected. This is a great stop. Nice Naval Flag collection. Many relics, Naval Cannons, huge walk through exhibits like you are in and on an iron clad ship of the times. Make sure to sit and watch the films...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is a very interesting museum with the hull of the USS Jackson on display. This museum is as well done as the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The displays are excellent and they have a great time line of naval warfare during the American Civil...More

Thank JAW06098
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We went to this museum and were surprised how much information is provided here. It contains the burnt remains of the CSS Jackson. You can actually still smell the burned wood artifacts on display. You can also see the reconstructed Water Witch on display outside....More

Thank Gwen G
Reviewed June 26, 2016

This was a very interesting place and our company loved it! Wasn't expensive to get in well worth it learned a lot of things I didn't know about this area. Would recommend this place to visitors.

Thank Debora P
Nearby HotelsSee all 47 hotels in Columbus
Hampton Inn Columbus/South-Fort Benning
1,091 reviews
3.90 miles away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus
540 reviews
7.55 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus
689 reviews
6.28 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Phenix City - Columbus Area
558 reviews
1.94 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Minnie's Uptown
202 reviews
1.17 miles away
320 reviews
1.35 miles away
Ruth Ann's Restaurant
181 reviews
1.29 miles away
7th Street Provisions
24 reviews
.99 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Columbus Riverwalk
842 reviews
1.79 miles away
Chatt Glide Tours
5 reviews
2.03 miles away
Columbus Museum
139 reviews
1.44 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
July 21, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Check out Andersonville, GA.
March 12, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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