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The Mariners' Museum & Park

100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
+1 757-596-2222
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Lots of Boats and Artifacts, Quite Surprising

Situated in a park, this museum has more to offer than I imagined. It is modern and clean in every... read more

Reviewed today
Byron S
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Louisville, Kentucky
Amazing displays of the arts Sailing

Wow!! As you walk into the museum after admissions the 1st thing you see is a very large gilded... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lawrenceloveless
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Burleson, Texas
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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 on a 550-acre park, they also feature a 5-mile hiking trail and paddleboat rentals.
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100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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Reviewed today

Situated in a park, this museum has more to offer than I imagined. It is modern and clean in every way and nicely laid out. I even liked the signage since it was well coordinated using a typeface that lended to the atmosphere. When this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow!! As you walk into the museum after admissions the 1st thing you see is a very large gilded eagle. It gets better as you move into the displays. I was there to view the Ironclad exhibit and was not disappointed at all. After the...More

Thank lawrenceloveless
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mariners Museum offers state-of-the-art architecture, content and warm welcome. Highlights include USS Monitor, America's Cup 2013, ship and small craft replicas and a tribute to Horatio Nelson --- to understate an astounding range of artifacts, fine arts, photography and historical background. Self-guided tours; wonderfully knowledgeable...More

Thank Liz F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the displays, models, and especially the USS Monitor. That exhibit is fascinating. Can't beat the summer admission of only $1.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live near the Mariners Museum, and consider it to be a treasure trove within our community. When out of town guests come to visit, I send them to the Mariners Museum first, as it is unique as compared to other museums and historic sites...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable and educational. You will learn an awful lot about the sea and ships. Very interesting to watch actual craftsmen working

Thank Denny B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting parts to this museum: Large section on the Monitor, include glass wall through which you can view conservation of Monitor parts. Room of ship models was fascinating. My favorite section, though, was the building with examples of boats from around the world...More

Thank t999r
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many interesting and unique artifacts, beautiful museum. The adjoining park and Noland Trail is an excellent place to explore nature, if you like walking or jogging the trail is about 5 miles long. Love this place!

Thank Starbecca
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Touring through this museum is awesome. The parts they have from the Monitor are incredible to see. The out building with more watercraft from the beginning of exploration to now is fantastic.

Thank Theresa M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to learn nautical history, check out historical artifacts and characters, check out some great examples of actual small boats, some famous, some utilitarian and see the ongoing restoration of the USS Monitor. You could spend a day here and still...More

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reidawn
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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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musiclady2013
August 30, 2016|
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Response from Jdk_mn | Reviewed this property |
I would think it should be fine.
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Don L
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
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