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The Mariners' Museum & Park

Opens in 20 min: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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An American Treasure

Having grown up in the landlocked Midwest, this sort of museum wouldn’t be on my list. However, the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Spokane WA
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Outstanding Museum

Each of the galleries was presented to a very high standard. The galleries provide a really... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Newport News, Virginia
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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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100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
+1 757-596-2222
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having grown up in the landlocked Midwest, this sort of museum wouldn’t be on my list. However, the is one of the best museums I’ve been to in the WORLD. Only $1, it is culturally relevant and intriguing regardless of who you are. The exhibits...More

Thank Farmickson
Reviewed 5 days ago

and we were do looking forward to it...it was closed for 'routine maintenance'!!! I would love to give this a great grade, but really...how disappointing! If it is routine maintenance, do it when you are routinely closed to the public!More

Thank Pat L
MarinersMuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Mariners' Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Pat, We are so sorry you came on the one day of the year that we needed to close for routine maintenance. The only two days we routinely close every year are Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, as you can imagine, we will not conduct...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Each of the galleries was presented to a very high standard. The galleries provide a really interesting breadth of topics.

Thank wilkcam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took 3 of our grandchildren aged 8,9 and 10. Not sure if they would enjoy the exhibits but they LOVED this museum. So many well conceived and interesting interactive things for them to do....even computer games. They keep asking to go...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an entire day and skipped through a couple of sections. Parts of the original ironclad, Monitor, are there. There are two incredible collection of ship models. The small boat collection is eclectic and fascinating. A staff volunteer supplied us with additional anecdotes about...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many things to enjoy associated with this place. They have a wonderful exhibit, the art museum next door, and the Noland trail right outside. Go learn and have fun. Only a dollar admission if you go in the summer.

Thank battycoda84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have come here twice with my family and enjoy every minute. There is just so much to see here. Make sure to plan a long trip here to see everything. It is all worth it. My son even enjoyed it.

Thank Captain_AmeriDad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gem of a museum. The big draw might be the USS monitor, but the rest of the museum is worth spending time in. There are great displays of model ships, some are the scale models were the ones presented to the ships'...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had some extra time after a business meeting so I dropped by The Mariners Museum for a quick walk thru. If you love the water and history of the sea this is a must see museum. It is not expensive but has great exhibits...More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This is a beautiful, professionally managed museum that would appeal to anyone interested in marine history. They have been leading the effort to find, identify & restore part of the Monitor, an ironclad from the Civil War. There are things for children to do &...More

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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.
Don L
October 19, 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