The Mariners' Museum & Park, Newport News

Immerse yourself in maritime history at The Mariners' Museum & Park, which houses more than 30,000 authentic artifacts, works of art, and models. You can learn about the naval customs and life on board a ship, and even design your own vessel. The collection of artifacts ranges from ships' armament and equipment to decorations and navigational instruments. The museum's USS Monitor Center houses artifacts salvaged from the wreck of this innovative, Civil War ironclad. Through the collection of paintings and miniatures, you can see how ships and the sea inspired artists and craftspeople throughout the world. The museum's library at Christopher Newport University holds one of the largest collections of books and sources on maritime history on the American continent. While the museum requires an admission fee, the library is free and open to the public. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Mariners' Museum & Park and many more Newport News attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Newport News trip site .
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  • One of the best mariner/sea museums I have ever seen. Their main theme is the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, whose artifacts are on display. A fantastic Monitor gallery with wonderful exhibits. We we...  more »
  • Brother was visiting from Las Vegas and LOVED this museum and the America's Cup exhibit; he wants to go again when he comes for another visit. Great location and Nolan Trail is a great walking path on...  more »
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  • Cant say enough good about this place, a total of 2 dollars for me and my son to visit. We were there for about two hours and walked in thinking we had a pretty good handle on our history of the events of the battle of the Iron Clads but walked away with so much more knowledge thanks to the extremely well versed staff. Well worth the look. Wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely come back again
  • The museum is amazing! Everything you would want to know about ships,and some sailing. There is history and modern aspects. They show different movies. They vary. Something for e everyone. It really is a must see in Newport News, Virginia!

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