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The Mariners' Museum & Park

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The Mariners' Museum & Park

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Gene R J wrote a review Oct 13
Silver Spring, Maryland4,300 contributions594 helpful votes
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We stopped here to see this recommended museum but it was closed. Fortunately there were signs posted to see the 550 acre park via the Noland Trail. This 5 mile improved gravel trail follows the shoreline of 167 acre Mariners' Lake with many viewpoints, maps and mile markers. We passed many other walkers and runners most not wearing masks but ample room to maintain the needed Covid distance.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from 7CitiesKLV, Marketing & Communications at The Mariners' Museum & Park
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Gene, We are sorry that you arrived at the Museum to find out that our galleries are closed. Until we know more about what COVID-19 cases look like in our area, we are offering many of our lecture series and family-friendly programs virtually for free and can be found on our virtual programming page at https://www.marinersmuseum.org/. We are glad to know that you were able to explore the Noland Trail, and hope you enjoyed every step. If you can let us know where you saw that the Museum galleries are listed as open, please let us know so we can look into that. For your knowledge, permanent listings such as Tripadvisor and Google don't allow us to "temporarily close," which we know is misleading. We hope you will keep us in mind the next time you visit the area again. Please know that our website is always up to date. Sorry for any convenience, and we thank you for visiting! The Mariners'
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Andrea Mourad wrote a review Oct 8
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It shows on site as open but it was not. Wasted trip. This is the second thing trip advisor recommended that was not good.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from TheMarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Andrea, We are so sorry you arrived at the Museum to find out that we are closed! You may have seen our hours for our Park. We own and operate a 55-acre Park this is free and open to the public, which is open. Very sorry for any confusion. The Museum galleries are remaining closed for the time being, until we know more about what this fall looks like with COVID-19 cases in our area. Our deepest apologies! If you can let us know if/where you saw that the Museum galleries are listed as open, please let us know and we can fix that. For your knowledge, permanent listings such as Tripadvisor, and even Google, don't allow us to "temporarily close", which we know is misleading! We always have our website up to date. Thank you! The Mariners'
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RonRonRon wrote a review Aug 2020
Virginia52 contributions8 helpful votes
We have been to this museum a couple of times. For a $1 price of admission (free for CNU students), you cannot go wrong. The ships models are well-done, but the exhibit on the USS Monitor is absolutely fascinating. Even the bathrooms have fun bits of nautical information. The museum has been closed more recently due to COVID-19, but I hope it reopens soon. If you are in Williamsburg or going to Virginia Beach, this is definitely worth a stop.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Katty W wrote a review Jul 2020
Houston, Texas124 contributions38 helpful votes
The hours had changed from the posted ones, due to volunteer shortage. We walked around the outside, looked at the tanks and other vehicles. The memorial spaces were amazing and so serene. We would have liked to come back to see the museum, but didn't have time. Hope to come back soon.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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cheryl h wrote a review Jul 2020
Durham, North Carolina55,589 contributions1,693 helpful votes
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This is a large museum at over 60,000 square feet. With a $1 entrance fee you just can't go wrong with this one. I found the people working inside to be very friendly and helpful. The exhibits were excellent (the Ironclad Revolution Exhibition was my favorite). Exhibits were perfectly spaced so you never had to worry about too many people in one area. The museum sits on 550 acres which also offers 5 miles of trails and a picnic area on the James River. They have a lot of special events so be sure to check their website to help you plan your trip.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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