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“A great day with George on Mare Island”

Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Ranked #8 of 17 things to do in Vallejo
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Owner description: This former military facility is now oen to the public.
stony brook, new york
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A great day with George on Mare Island”
Reviewed November 19, 2008

We had a wonderful 4 hour tour with volunteer George. Ask for George--he is the greatest. He is full of knowledge and very enthusiastic. He is very exacting with his facts about the history of Mare Island. The volunteers we met in the museum are lovely. You will see the museum, the commandant's house, and the magnificent St. Peter's Chapel (1901) with beautiful Tiffany windows. You will learn about the history of shipbuilding and repair and see so many historic buildings. George took us to many sites and told in detail about each one. We saw the new developments on the island--new houses, commercial reuse of old buildings and Touro University.

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English first
Salinas, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“History relived”
Reviewed April 17, 2006

What a great way 2 spend a couple hours of time. Loved the tour and the people that gave the tour. Had a great time with wife and 7 tear old son. See it before they destroy the island with new homes.

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Vallejo, California
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“history tour”
Reviewed May 29, 2003

Excellent Mare Island tour. Tour guide talks about history from 1854 - 1996. There are 19th & 20th century houses and industrial buildings, and wartime artifacts. There is a beautiful chapel with Tiffany windows where weddings are still held. A mansion has a beautiful botanical garden for weddings. See the first Naval base on the west coast and the oldest Naval chapel in the U.S.

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