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The Mariners' Museum & Park

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fabulous museum and even better park

Really don't know which is better, the museum or the 550 acre. The museum has one of the largest... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Innovation vs Execution

As one of the top five maritime museums in the world, the Mariners' Museum has one of the top three... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlton H
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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really don't know which is better, the museum or the 550 acre. The museum has one of the largest collection of model ships I've ever seen plus lots of other exhibits. The one on the America's Cup series is very informative and the tape and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lifelong native of the area I've spent many wonderful hours at both the park and museum. The nautical history is a favorite for anyone with a background and/or interest in shipbuilding, engineering or love of American history. Starting with early seagoing items up...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good outing in summertime when admission is only 1.00. All kids and I found things that interested us. Could have a little less Monitor and Merrimac things.

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 1 week ago

As one of the top five maritime museums in the world, the Mariners' Museum has one of the top three research libraries. The America's Cup exhibit is truly awesome, and includes interactive/innovative displays. It is worth the price of admission just to see this exhibit.

Thank Carlton H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I officiated a wedding here and it was wonderful. Set in the courtyard with tables set around it provided both an outdoor semi-protected setting and cover for the reception. We did a quick tour of the museum and definitely want to come back.

Thank J F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit if you have any interest in Marine history at all, or just enjoy a well put together museum. Loved it !

Thank bradent2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see museum while visiting southeastern Virginia. The museum is set up well with many interessting exhibits. A plus is the Monitor exhibit.

Thank Phyllis66
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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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20 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