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The Mariners' Museum & Park

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Address: 100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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+1 757-596-2222
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Mariners' Museum, America's National Maritime Museum, includes the USS...

The Mariners' Museum, America's National Maritime Museum, includes the USS Monitor Center, home to the Civil War Ironclad's iconic gun turret. The Museum has over 35,000 maritime artifacts, including ship models, paintings and small craft. Located on a 550-acre park, they also feature a 5-mile hiking trail and paddleboat rentals.

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We had a great time visiting here! You get a lot to see and kids really like it! We were there for several hours but enjoyed it all. Be sure to catch the few small movies they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Clayton R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time visiting here! You get a lot to see and kids really like it! We were there for several hours but enjoyed it all. Be sure to catch the few small movies they show as you go thru the tour.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are the Civil War history fan you owe it to yourself to visit this place...I thoroughly enjoyed the experience

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DFW, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to lots of museums of all kinds. This one is one of the best because of the way it explains everything. Very interactive and modern exhibits. The history of the Civil War ironclad ships is so well done, followed by the story of the recovery of the USS Monitor from the ocean. And the history of the... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best maritime museums! I grew up in the Bay Area and on the water, and it is truly a joy to visit.

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Prophetstown, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a volunteer take us all through the entire museum. I am not a nautical person so to speak but had interests. If your visiting old battlefields you need to learn how the water was used and for what. It was my best experience in Williamsburg. I am a retired soldier and I was absolutely fascinated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful collection of maritime artifacts. Well designed self-guided walking tour with many interactive displays. Very child friendly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mariner's Museum is a great place to go if you love history and art. I enjoy the exhibits which include underwater photographs that show very unique images of sea life, detailed ship models of all eras, and a very detailed civil war exhibit of the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia. There is also a very nice nature trail, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When ever I am in the area, I always stop for a visit to this museum as it is one of the BEST for anyone interested in anything to do with the oceans and seas of the world. I enjoy the USS Monitor Center as it has so much to see and do relating to this historic ship to include... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go to Mariners museum on a regular basis. It is a world class marine museum. Admission is reasonable. If you are a local and enjoy it, it's best to get a membership. They have many different exhibits, movies, etc. Try it, you won't be sorry!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Explored the history of boats, ships and naval aircraft carriers spanning history and geographic origins. May not appeal to young children. History buffs and those interested in naval aviation will love it! Very well thought out and put together. Some exhibits were not open.

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