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The Mariners' Museum & Park

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A real gem of a museum!

The Mariners Museum has an amazing inventory. Topping that is the turret from the sunken Monitor... read more

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Jim B
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Newport News, Virginia
One of the Best Museums

Stop here if you get a chance. This place is one of the best museums I've seen. A great outing for... read more

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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...more
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Reviewed today

The Mariners Museum has an amazing inventory. Topping that is the turret from the sunken Monitor that is being restored. We love the small boat gallery with many unique boats as well as the Crabtree collection of miniature models. It’s a must see museum in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed yesterday

Stop here if you get a chance. This place is one of the best museums I've seen. A great outing for solo visitors or groups, but bring your walking shoes. It's huge. I spent over half a day here and still didn't see everything. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tabitha S
Reviewed yesterday

Inside there is so much to see, great family outing. the grounds are also a wonderful place to get out and picnic or exercise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K2629ATjeffreyj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem in Newport News with some really cool things to see related to the area! Many maritime items from the Hampton Roads area and it is right on the water.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fearless61823048932
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is nice! Very well done. Great presentations on the history of water travel. Don't miss anything! The miniatures are nuts! I've never seen anything like it! There have the most recent America's Cup ship on display. And a separate building with about 50...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank garitchie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for all. In laws came in from Illinois and loved it. Granddaughter loves going at least once a month.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank X8652PLjeffa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent displays of both the USS Monitor which the Union ironclad in the Civil War, and the USS Merrimack which the Confederate States turned into the CSS Virginia ironclad. These two ships fought the epic battle of the ironclads in the Chesapeake near Hampton Roads....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really don't know which is better, the museum or the 550 acre. The museum has one of the largest collection of model ships I've ever seen plus lots of other exhibits. The one on the America's Cup series is very informative and the tape and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 7 November 2018

As a lifelong native of the area I've spent many wonderful hours at both the park and museum. The nautical history is a favorite for anyone with a background and/or interest in shipbuilding, engineering or love of American history. Starting with early seagoing items up...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank markjT7044PU
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Good outing in summertime when admission is only 1.00. All kids and I found things that interested us. Could have a little less Monitor and Merrimac things.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Philip C
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reidawn
17 July 2017|
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Response from 162cliftont | Reviewed this property |
Cut from an article in the local paper. Artists name is I believe Gamundi
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Response from Jdk_mn | Reviewed this property |
I would think it should be fine.
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Don L
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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