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The Mariners' Museum & Park

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Really learned a lot about how the Monitor and the Merrimac impacted the Hampton Roads area. The... read more

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Mariners History

The history seen here is a wonderful tribute to all the Mariners of the past. Plan to enjoy your... read more

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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...more
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100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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Reviewed today

Really learned a lot about how the Monitor and the Merrimac impacted the Hampton Roads area. The model ship room is my favorite; don't miss it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

The history seen here is a wonderful tribute to all the Mariners of the past. Plan to enjoy your visit and don't rush

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Darrell S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Mariners Museum has an amazing inventory. Topping that is the turret from the sunken Monitor that is being restored. We love the small boat gallery with many unique boats as well as the Crabtree collection of miniature models. It’s a must see museum in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Stop here if you get a chance. This place is one of the best museums I've seen. A great outing for solo visitors or groups, but bring your walking shoes. It's huge. I spent over half a day here and still didn't see everything. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tabitha S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Inside there is so much to see, great family outing. the grounds are also a wonderful place to get out and picnic or exercise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K2629ATjeffreyj
Reviewed November 26, 2018

A gem in Newport News with some really cool things to see related to the area! Many maritime items from the Hampton Roads area and it is right on the water.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hampton_Roads_foodie
Reviewed November 24, 2018

This place is nice! Very well done. Great presentations on the history of water travel. Don't miss anything! The miniatures are nuts! I've never seen anything like it! There have the most recent America's Cup ship on display. And a separate building with about 50...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank garitchie
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Great place for all. In laws came in from Illinois and loved it. Granddaughter loves going at least once a month.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank X8652PLjeffa
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Excellent displays of both the USS Monitor which the Union ironclad in the Civil War, and the USS Merrimack which the Confederate States turned into the CSS Virginia ironclad. These two ships fought the epic battle of the ironclads in the Chesapeake near Hampton Roads....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Really don't know which is better, the museum or the 550 acre. The museum has one of the largest collection of model ships I've ever seen plus lots of other exhibits. The one on the America's Cup series is very informative and the tape and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from 162cliftont | Reviewed this property |
Cut from an article in the local paper. Artists name is I believe Gamundi
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October 19, 2015|
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Response from MarinersMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Don, The only model of the SS United States we have on display doesn't have any propellers showing. You may have mistaken it with its sister ship, the SS America, which only had twin screw propulsion. Thank you, The... More