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The Mariners' Museum & Park

100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
+1 757-596-2222
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Very Nice Museum!

We had a great time visiting the exhibits here and learned a lot about the battles between the... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2016
Rob B
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Pensacola, Florida
Great museum

This museum is huge and has a ton to see. It is so big I didn't realize I had missed some of it... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2016
STVenice
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Newport News, Virginia
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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 June 24, 2016

We had a great time visiting the exhibits here and learned a lot about the battles between the Monitor and the Merrimac. A great refresher from what you learned in school and forgot about. It's very impressive and will take most of the day if...More

Thank Rob B
TheMarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you for the great review and for visiting the Museum! Glad to hear you also enjoyed the Cafe! They have delicious food. Please come again soon.

Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This museum is huge and has a ton to see. It is so big I didn't realize I had missed some of it until a subsequent visit! My children attended some classes there one day during a childrens event and the classes were very well...More

Thank STVenice
TheMarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Glad to hear you enjoyed the Museum and that your children enjoyed the educational programs! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is one thing that I did not get to do the last time we visited the area so it was high on my list to do this time. I was not disappointed! I found it very interesting and informative. This trip had a civil...More

Thank trsabin
TheMarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you for the great review and for visiting the Museum! Please come again soon.

Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Decided to break from the wet cool day at the ocean front. First off let me say I put my trust in Google maps and although with many redirections along the way, we avoided backups and delays and got a sightseeing experience that other wise...More

Thank Todd A
TheMarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you for the great review and for visiting the Museum! during your beach vacation! Please come again soon.

Reviewed June 15, 2016

We visited primarily to see the turret of the Monitor that they have. It was still submerged for preservation, but it so interesting to learn so much about the ship. The IMAX Theatre is very nice for a rainy day, and the kids loved it....More

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TheMarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you for the great review and for visiting the Museum! Please come again soon.

Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Really had a good time, fantastic displays and exhibits inside. Food is a bit pricy especially for the quality.. a definite must go when there is a band out on the lawn with all the food trucks bring some chairs and sit under the trees....More

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TheMarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you for visiting the Museum! Please come again soon.

Reviewed June 9, 2016

The place is huge, so give yourself a full day. We were allured by the Monitor. Not only can you see the Monitor's turret, but there is also a "replica" giving you a better idea of its size and function. After buying our tickets, we...More

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TheMarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you for the great review and for visiting the Museum! Please come again soon.

Reviewed June 5, 2016

Outstanding museum if you like maritime subjects. It has an excellent Civil War USS Monitor and CSA Virginia exhibit. Heck, all the exhibits are great. Charlotte's Restaurant serves extraordinarily excellent food, although service is a bit slow since they make food in front of you....More

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TheMarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you for the great review and for visiting the Museum! Please come again soon.

Reviewed June 2, 2016

We stopped here because it was a rainy day and it would be indoors. We stayed to see the Monitor's turret and learn more about that event. At first the kids thought we were going to "just another boring history museum"; they became engaged and...More

1  Thank Robin C
TheMarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you for the great review and for visiting the Museum! We are happy to hear the whole family enjoyed their time. Please come again soon.

Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park and trail 5 mile dirt trek through woods Very pretty Highly recommend for running or walking dogs or a stroll

Thank katmillva
TheMarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Thank you for visiting the Park!

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musiclady2013
Are disabled visitors allowed to ride a scooter(designed for handicapped people who have trouble walking) in the museum?
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
Your model of the USS United States has of two props and real ship had 4. Why?
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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Don L
You model of the USS United States has only two propellers (screws) and real one had four. Why? Please call me at 910-295-4777. My. name is Don Lee. I was born in Newport News in 1946 and I had two uncles who worked on her. I will look forward to a response. Thanks Don
October 19, 2015|
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Response from MarinersMuseum | Property representative |
Hello, The only model of the SS United States we have on display doesn't have any propellers showing. It is possible you have mistaken it with its sister ship the SS America which only had twin screw propulsion. Hope... More
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