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The Mariners' Museum & Park

100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
+1 757-596-2222
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Great history and interactive exhibits!

What a good find! This is a great museum to learn more about the maritime history of Hampton... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2016
ExploringViking96
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San Diego, California
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Need to come back and see more!

Wow, this was cool! So much packed into it, I didn't have nearly as much time as I wanted. Will... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
travelguy51_9
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portland,oregon
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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 December 21, 2016 via mobile

What a good find! This is a great museum to learn more about the maritime history of Hampton Roads!!!

Thank ExploringViking96
MarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2017

We completely agree! Thanks for spending time with us and exploring the history of Hampton Roads.

Reviewed December 7, 2016

Wow, this was cool! So much packed into it, I didn't have nearly as much time as I wanted. Will have to come back!

Thank travelguy51_9
MarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2017

Thank you for coming to see us! Come again soon.

Reviewed November 28, 2016

What started as a quick stop became a 3 hour wander around a wonderful exhibition. We have been to many maritime museums around the world and this is certainly one of the best. Something for everyone. Modern exhibits on daring ocean rescues through to the...More

1  Thank botot_alpha
MarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

We're glad to hear you enjoyed the Museum and Park! We'd love to see you back here again soon.

Reviewed November 25, 2016

Staff are great, the price is great. Always clean and just a wonderful place to wander at will. The artifacts are wonderful and lots of info to be absorbed.

1  Thank Bamboo708
MarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

Thank you for sharing your review! We are fortunate to have such a great team and collection of artifacts.

Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent and Educational. A real testament to the history of the ships of the sea. The US Monitor exhibit is one of the highlights of the museum, but the exhibitions for Admiral Horatio Nelson, the Civil War, US Navy (especially the ready room for WW...More

2  Thank Jeff R
MarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

Thank you for sharing your experience and spending your time with us. We're proud to have such an incredible collection and staff! Please come again soon.

Reviewed November 19, 2016

The history in this museum is widespread, both modern and thru old times you can spend hours and never see all of it

Thank Alex L
MarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

Thanks for visiting! Come back again soon.

Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

I'm new to the area and was thrilled to discover this tucked away jewel. I had out of town guests and went along and being a history buff was really surprised at the world class collection of nautical artifacts in one location. With a portion...More

Thank Cynthia O
MarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

We're glad you discovered us and hope you're able to come back often!

Reviewed November 14, 2016

We came primarily to see the exhibit on the USS Monitor, but were amazed at the depth of information in the museum on many other maritime subjects. You can easily spend an entire day here if you have the time. The exhibit on the Monitor...More

2  Thank Jim B
MarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

Thank you for spending your time with us, and for the awesome review. We hope you come back again soon to see more!

Reviewed November 13, 2016

This museum is a must-see for anyone visiting the Newport News area, or any areas nearby. It has so much to see you could easily spend a whole day here. I was especially amazed by the Fresnal Lens from the Cape Charles Lighthouse and the...More

1  Thank Diane M
MarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

We completely agree! Thanks for sharing your great experience with us. The Fresnel Lens and the Crabtree gallery are two of our favorites, too!

Reviewed November 11, 2016

We didn't know what we were going to see but we were not dissapointed....you can probably spend 2 days there and see it all.

Thank Jim J
MarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

Thanks for coming to see us - come back again soon!

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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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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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