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The Mariners' Museum & Park

100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
+1 757-596-2222
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Splendid museum - so well done!

As others have mentioned this is an incredible museum. Every aspect is well done. The summer 2017... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Keith14082
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Springfield, Illinois
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Great Maritime Museum

Great museum to visit. It contains a lot of maritime pieces, a miniature ship area and other items... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
6wvrs
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Newport News
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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 3 days ago via mobile

As others have mentioned this is an incredible museum. Every aspect is well done. The summer 2017 admission price of $1 is amazing - the museum is well worth the full regular admission. We enjoyed the Monitor exhibit as well as the ship models. The...More

Thank Keith14082
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great museum to visit. It contains a lot of maritime pieces, a miniature ship area and other items of interest including the Monitor. They also show movies which the schedule is listed online. The Peninsula Fine Arts Museum is to the right of the building....More

Thank 6wvrs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Please visit this summer while admission is only $1. It's worth the regular price, but for $1 you have no reason to miss out. There are numerous artifacts, exhibits, and themed rooms to explore. This is a multi-hour visit if you want to fully experience...More

Thank airplanegeek
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great way to spend a day visualizing history. The ship model displays are spectacular. The reproductions of the Monitor and amazing. Plan on spending many hours so you can take in our navel history.

Thank 731johno
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Mariners' Museum covers exploration and discovery around the world and across the ages. Wonderful exhibits of people adventuring out of their surroundings to find other cultures and trade opportunities. Explorers such as Magellan and Cook are highlighted and their routes and lives explained. The...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took out of town company to the Mariner's Museum on 6/17/17. We ended up spending over four hours exploring the exhibits. The "Monitor" exhibit is the star of the museum, but we also enjoyed the other exhibits too. New addition to the museum is the...More

Thank virginian9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History of the Monitor and the Merrimack is just the beginning at this museum. They offer so much more. Huge collection of model ships, artifacts from the civil war, ship history etc. Plan on spending 3-4 hours at least. One great thing to mention. It...More

Thank Beemer54
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is not only an enjoyable, learning experience; the Mariner's displays it's artifacts in an attractive, well lit artful "framing setting". From the gun turret of the Monitor to a beautiful Lighthouse Lens, all aspects of man's travel over the seas are presented for...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mariners' is a specialty museum focused on the recovery of the Civil War ironclad Monitor. You can learn everything you ever need to know about it here.

Thank jdressel1246
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is much bigger and so much more history than we ever anticipated!! What a great resource for NN! The $1 entry fee for the summer is a nice treat as well! Thanks for making this such a special place to visit!

Thank JL W
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musiclady2013
Are disabled visitors allowed to ride a scooter(designed for handicapped people who have trouble walking) in the museum?
30 August 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?
20 October 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
20 October 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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