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The Mariners' Museum & Park

100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
+1 757-596-2222
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Mariner's Museum a history lovers target.

This museum originated with one of the presidents of the Newport News shipyard. Advanced... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
donpipes
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Yorktown, Virginia
Best Kept Secret

I have lived here a number of years and this is the second time I have visited this venue. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dennis5969
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Yorktown, Virginia
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100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum originated with one of the presidents of the Newport News shipyard. Advanced reservations will open a research library with the largest collection of memorabilia, included charts and maps dating to the discovers of Chri Columbus' era. The focus has shifted greatly due to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived here a number of years and this is the second time I have visited this venue. The exhibits are all well maintained and have been updated with easy to read story boards. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and my friend's from out...More

Thank Dennis5969
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It's the only museum to have the monitor so... it's very historical. The museum if fairly large, very well kept and had a LOT of monitor information, many artifacts on view, life sized replica on view... a recreation of how it was found was phenomenal...More

Thank dahoov
Reviewed 14 April 2017

One of the best museums I have ever been in. You need a whole day to really see everything. But it is well worth it. Local & national history of the seas and waterways. Excellent Chris Craft Collection and location of the remains of USS...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

It's a lovely museum with some great Civil War info, especially about the USS Monitor vs. the CSS Virginia. There's a section with a bunch of model ships, which aren't my cup of tea. That's about all we got to see before my kids (age...More

Thank SDW2004
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Over the years, Mariner's Museum has evolved into one the best maritime museums in the country. I've been going here since the 70's and each time the awesome grounds and exhibits capture the essence of the daily life & past history of the waterways that...More

Thank trueandlivinggod1
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Really a gorgeous place for a walk!! Their were turtles and geese in the lake, a great walk way, and a world class museum!! Worth the drive from Williamsburg( where we were staying)

Thank Colista S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

BEAUTIFUL museum for anyone interested in local marine history, past and current! We were self-guided but, it was fun and easy...soooo much interesting things to see! Will plan another trip back in the near future!

Thank JoJo0228
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a wonderful museum and very comprehensive with a wide range of interesting exhibits and artifacts of all things maritime. As we entered the museum, we were enthusiastically greeted by a docent eager to tell us what we were about to see, how to...More

Thank Mary1675
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This was such a cool.museum. They had so many different exhibits and things to look at and do. Almost all the exbitis were made like they were on the deck of a boat. They had fantastic replicas and actual artifacts. There's a building in the...More

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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?
19 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
19 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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