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USS Monitor Center

100 Museum Dr, Part of Mariners Museu, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
+1 757-596-2222
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Fabulous

This Center is inside the Mariner's Museum and is the whole reason I went there in the first place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jehenson81
This is why I went

Extensive exhibit on the Monitor from drydock to gunboat. They displays can be touching from the... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
richlee1975
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Woodford, Virginia
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100 Museum Dr, Part of Mariners Museu, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Center is inside the Mariner's Museum and is the whole reason I went there in the first place. They have a detailed history of the ship and lots of information about the crew. They have a full scale model and a section that lets...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Extensive exhibit on the Monitor from drydock to gunboat. They displays can be touching from the golden ring found in the turret to the remains of Americans US Navy Servicemen who lost his life in service to the USA. The preservation area I hope gives...More

Thank richlee1975
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I tried to go here a few year back but I failed to watch what days that they were closed. On a recent trip back East with my family, we actually planned ahead and went into this great museum. I love Civil War history so...More

Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were surprised to learn that the Mariner's Museum also housed the remains of the U.S.S. Monitor which went down in a storm off Cape Hatteras on New Year's Eve 1862. The restoration is ongoing in a special room at the museum. The museum also...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This museum has something for everyone. Then just seeing an actual piece of the Monitor is an unforgettable experience. Many interactive activities will keep everyone in your group entertained.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

History comes alive at the USS Monitor Center. The restoration of the turret is ongoing and we were fortunate to be at the museum on the day when the eminent Monitor historian, John Quarstein was giving a talk at the site of the restoration. When...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Monitor's turret is being restored here. Artifacts and a full size replica is on site. It is very impressive.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Not only can you view the conservation lab containing the tanks holding the Monitor turret and guns, the displays educate you in all aspects of the USS Monitor and CSA Virginia (Merimak). Fun for the whole family.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stopped here on our way back from a stay at Virginia Beach, mostly on a whim. We were blown away by it! Wish that we had allotted more time. The recovered USS Monitor definitely steals the show, and in fact one could spend hours...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is part of the Mariners Museum. Shows the transformation from wood and sailing ships to the Ironclads. A must for history buffs.

Thank Brad B
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