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Mare Island Naval Shipyard

Vallejo, CA
+1 707-557-1538
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My misjudged review

I wasn't spwaking about Mare Island in geeral. I was speaking about Vallejo. I realize that it has... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Fort Myers, Florida
Photographers Paradise!

Do you love Historical Architecture? Photography? Naval History? San Francisco Bay Area and... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Thomas P
Vallejo, California
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This former military facility is now oen to the public.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
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4 Jun 2017
“My misjudged review”
16 May 2017
“Photographers Paradise!”
Vallejo, CA
+1 707-557-1538
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

I wasn't spwaking about Mare Island in geeral. I was speaking about Vallejo. I realize that it has fallen because of the 1995 closure. It used to be so special. I had to say that our visit was in 2016 even though it was 2015....More

Thank sunny9597
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Do you love Historical Architecture? Photography? Naval History? San Francisco Bay Area and California State History? With buildings dating back to the 1850's, you need to visit Mare Island Naval Shipyard!

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Mare Island , seems like it could be such a great place but , it mostly has old rotted out naval buildings , not any water front and a great view from the Golf Course and driving range must be the best view of any...More

Thank Gene G
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I wanted to stay in Vallejo to be close to Napa Valley without paying for the costly hotels. Also, when I was younger and my husband was stationed at Mare Island, I had the opportunity to stay with him on the base for all bit....More

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Well let me start by saying I know Mare Island very well as an ex employee of the yard before it closed in @ 1995.From the industrial dry dock areas and buildings to the open spaces on the south side are worth a visit. There...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The Mare Island Naval Shipyard and Museum is a hidden treasure. The island offers a nature preserve, scenic vistas and good walking but the Museum and the small Chapel are the highlight. The docent, Barbara, is professorial in her knowledge of Tiffany glass ( the...More

1  Thank kotylane
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Mare Island is a really interesting place. You can go there and see all of the buildings that were used by the Navy during war time. You can also see some of the original housing used by officers. In addition, the hospital is still standing....More

Thank Bonjour28
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Navy gave the island to the City of Vallejo in 1996...The 515 ships built here are memorialized at the museums.. The Chapel and Victorian homes built in 1900's were built over the brick homes demolished during the 1896 earthquake.

2  Thank 481elly
Reviewed 23 July 2015

If you're in the Vallejo area, looking for something to see and do, this is where you should be. The Shipyard boasts some beautiful examples of homes designed to house Naval Senior Officers, a bunch of industrial sites dedicated to construction of Naval vessels, including...More

4  Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The info my aunt gave us about mare Island Shipyards during the war and the 20 years after that was interesting

Thank Siri B
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Tim W
7 May 2017|
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30 July 2016|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
Yes the hospital building is still there and you probably cannot tour it in person. However, I might be inclined to visit the yard anyway if in the area but things are totally different now on the island since its glory... More
26 February 2016|
Response from Wei4 |
Mostly say need how much time for tour?