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The Mariners' Museum

The Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23601, USA

The Mariners' Museum, designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum, is home to the USS Monitor Center, which opened in March 2007. The Monitor Center is the official repository for the artifacts recovered from the famous Civil War ironclad ship that revolutionized naval warfare. Artifacts include The Monitor's iconic revolving gun turret, steam engine and cannons. The Center also tells the story of the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia, which Monitor engaged in an epic battle off Hampton Roads, Virginia on March 9, 1862.


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From I-64 in Newport News take exit 258A, J. Clyde Morris Boulevard/Virginia Route 312 South. Continue 5 miles to Avenue of the Arts, then turn left on Museum Drive.

Visitor Services

Hadicapped access, 550 Acre park and lake, museum, food.

Regular Events

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Admission Fee

Adults $12.00, children (6-12) $7.00, children (5 and under) free, AAA/Military/Seniors/Students $11.00


Monday-Saturday: 9 A.M.-5 P.M. Sunday: 11 A.M.-5 P.M.



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