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The Mariners' Museum & Park

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100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
+1 757-596-2222
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The Land, The Sea and History!

We are from the Peninsula in Hampton and Newport News and have visited the Mariner's Museum & Park... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2017
181dianah
Maritime History at your finger tips

The Museum offers everything from models of old and new ships. To actual ships and a full size... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2017
UPSdude
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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 May 3, 2017

We are from the Peninsula in Hampton and Newport News and have visited the Mariner's Museum & Park so many times in our childhood and into adulthood we can't count! We LOVE the museum and all it's history, art, offerings of local shipbuilding, al things...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

The Museum offers everything from models of old and new ships. To actual ships and a full size replica of the ironclad Monitor. There are artifacts from the Monitor and even an item that was featured on the TV show "Mysteries at the Museum". If...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

I'm sure people who are compelled by all things nautical will enjoy this place. The group of retired Navy vets who volunteer here are friendly and more than willing to share their passion with any who seek their insight. However, if you are not completely...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2017

This museum originated with one of the presidents of the Newport News shipyard. Advanced reservations will open a research library with the largest collection of memorabilia, included charts and maps dating to the discovers of Chri Columbus' era. The focus has shifted greatly due to...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

I have lived here a number of years and this is the second time I have visited this venue. The exhibits are all well maintained and have been updated with easy to read story boards. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and my friend's from out...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2017

It's the only museum to have the monitor so... it's very historical. The museum if fairly large, very well kept and had a LOT of monitor information, many artifacts on view, life sized replica on view... a recreation of how it was found was phenomenal...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2017

One of the best museums I have ever been in. You need a whole day to really see everything. But it is well worth it. Local & national history of the seas and waterways. Excellent Chris Craft Collection and location of the remains of USS...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

It's a lovely museum with some great Civil War info, especially about the USS Monitor vs. the CSS Virginia. There's a section with a bunch of model ships, which aren't my cup of tea. That's about all we got to see before my kids (age...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

Over the years, Mariner's Museum has evolved into one the best maritime museums in the country. I've been going here since the 70's and each time the awesome grounds and exhibits capture the essence of the daily life & past history of the waterways that...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Really a gorgeous place for a walk!! Their were turtles and geese in the lake, a great walk way, and a world class museum!! Worth the drive from Williamsburg( where we were staying)

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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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I would think it should be fine.
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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
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