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USS Monitor Center

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USS Monitor Center is a great exhibit & conservation area

The USS Monitor Center is located on the premises of The Mariner's Museum in Newport News. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cave Spring, Virginia
World Class Exhibits

This is a hidden gem in Newport News. The Monitor exhibit is outstanding, a world-class... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Carlton H
Newport News, Virginia
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100 Museum Dr, Part of Mariners Museu, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The USS Monitor Center is located on the premises of The Mariner's Museum in Newport News. The center includes videos, original artifacts, displays that represent what the turret looked like originally and also what it looked like when they found it years ago. Outside is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RoanokerFan
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a hidden gem in Newport News. The Monitor exhibit is outstanding, a world-class presentation. The attention to detail, and the innovative dislplays are outstanding.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carlton H
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Housed inside the Mariner’s Museum, the USS Monitor Center is very impressive. This centerpiece of the museum took us over two hours to explore before reaching the actual turret of the Monitor immersed in its tank. Many other Monitor artifacts are on display along with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 934chuckp
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Best part of the Mariners Museum. Essentially it deals with everything you want to know about the Civil War Ironclad ship. AND it has a major piece of the ship, models of the ship and parts of it, an interesting and informative film, and lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We had the best time here. We arrived early and watched a film..loved it..the exhibits were facinating and we learned a lot of new things like what it was like to be on the water back then. We loved the model ships. It took us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dznyfan22018
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This was my favorite part of my last visit to the Mariner's Museum. Great layou of actual artifacts as well as very nice recreations to enhance the exibit. The layout of the exibit was in such a way that it took you from the planning...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank currycm
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The USS Monitor Center was really nice, clean and very well display. There are so many displays there that you can spent the whole day there and not to be bore

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sandy37705
Reviewed July 10, 2018

If you love maritime and Civil War history, this part of the Mariners Museum is a must see. Excellent displays.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mark Y
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Monitor Center of the Mariner's Museum is a must see if visiting the Newport News Area! The center has a mock up of the original ship as well the ship itself undergoing restoration. The center has displays of what the quarters of the officers...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank owilliamoneill
Reviewed May 1, 2018

This Center is inside the Mariner's Museum and is the whole reason I went there in the first place. They have a detailed history of the ship and lots of information about the crew. They have a full scale model and a section that lets...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank jehenson81
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