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USS Monitor Center

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Address: 100 Museum Dr, Part of Mariners Museu, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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+1 757-596-2222
09:00 - 17:00
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A Great Look Into the Past

The Monitor Center inside the Mariners' Museum is an excellent exhibit! It is a wonderful wealth of information and the room where the turret and other parts of the ship are being... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Monitor Center inside the Mariners' Museum is an excellent exhibit! It is a wonderful wealth of information and the room where the turret and other parts of the ship are being cleaned is so interesting. The whole history unfolds in this exhibit.

Thank kimsatty
Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The USS Monitor Museum is a Newport News Hidden Treasure. The exhibits along with the knowledgeable staff make this one of the best museums in the Hampton Roads area. I take all my visiting friends to this establishment to give them a taste of the nautical history of this area. The price is reasonable and you can spend a whole... More 

Thank Dennis5969
Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is located inside the Mariners' Museum. Located off J Clyde Morris and Warwick, there is plenty of no-cost parking. Resonably priced. Civil War buffs might need two days to take in all the wonderful tales of the docents. Along with all the history, there are. Tales of underwater archeological research and the science behind the preservation of this and... More 

Thank donpipes
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We toured the Monitor Center while visiting the Mariners' Museum. It wasn't my favorite part of the tour, but it was interesting and will especially interest Civil War history buffs and people interested in knowing about the ship's recovery.

Thank Mary1675
Newport News, Virginia
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a terrific museum devoted to all manner of water craft. They have miniature ships as well as life sized. The Monitor Center tells the story of the craft during the Civil War as well as how it was found and lifted and brought to the museum. You can go up on a walkway and look down and see... More 

1 Thank andreweth
Eastern PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Such an amazing display: well thought out, thought provoking and visually stimulating. Was a nice way to spend a day and remember/realize that America does, indeed, have a Naval history.

1 Thank MommiAnna
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

My husband is the Civil War fan so this museum was high on his Must Go list. I found it very interesting as well. The USS Monitor has been raised from its resting place and placed in a special bath to preserve the metal. The museum has a model of what it looked like when raised and what was it... More 

1 Thank Janice M
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This gives such a great breakdown of the history of the USS Monitor and it's famed battle with CSS Virginia, and has a replica of the Monitor you can walk on as well, but for me the highlight was seeing actual pieces that had been salvaged from the wreckage that they were working on cleaning up.

1 Thank travelguy51_9
Clarkston, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

It's hard to believe all the info available to go with all the artifacts that were located and still being brought to life. Great exhibit.

1 Thank Bamboo708
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Have visited the mariners museum several times over the years. the exhibits of mini subs from WW II to viking ships. Numerous exhibits for the entire family and new Monitor exhibit is great

Thank juliusstr42

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