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National Civil War Naval Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Very neat museum

Learned a lot about something I knew little of. Small museum but easily interactive self guided... read more

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Winsted, Connecticut
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Excellent Museum

I have been here many times and always enjoy it. The special events are off the chain. Loved the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbus, Georgia
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By telling the stories of the navies of the Civil War, we connect people with the past; giving them a better sense of place and time. Located in Columbus, Georgia, the National Civil War Naval Museum overlooks the Chattahoochee River. We house the...more
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1002 Victory Drive, Columbus, GA 31901-3429
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Learned a lot about something I knew little of. Small museum but easily interactive self guided tour. Very enjoyable and informative. Recommend, especially if you are visiting your soldier, gives you all a nice thing to do together.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here many times and always enjoy it. The special events are off the chain. Loved the Ghost tour and the Ladies Tea was fun and informative.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RoamingRobyn1959
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a real historical site with real artifacts that bring out the history of this interesting little town and explains a lot about it, too. They do a Halloween ghost tour there that is always booked, because it is so cool. Definitely worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mp0ssa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing a YouTube video of the cannon being fired on a video clip, we had to stop by to see this wonderful Museum ourselves on our trip to see family this past Thanksgiving. This Museum is exquisite in the fact that it has so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joshua C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great history lessons to the Naval battles of the Civil War. Great information from both sides. They have an old Confederate ship which is nicely preserved.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mreilly0825
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wreckage of the iron clad ship CSS Jackson was spectacular. You can walk around these remains that are housed in one of the wings of the museum and experience the size and magnitude of the ship. A huge three panel mural of the era's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rhonda R
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Nice museum. We had been there before but some of the family we brought had not. It was just as good the 2nd time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

You can smell the history in this museum! LOL! This is a great place to go visit to get a real feel for the history of our Civil War! It is not a place that I would go to three or four times, but everyone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Teri A
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The very first exhibit took our breath away. My wife and I simply weren't prepared for what we were looking at. Just too cool! We were then lucky enough to run into the curator of the museum and he answered a bunch of questions for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kellydivers
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Tour guides were dressed for the occasion and very knowledgeable. History well preserved and interesting. Large group not a problem. Ghost tour to be that night - but think I heard a bell twice - guide not surprised! Our forefathers were amazing!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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22 July 2017|
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Response from drscottymc | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Check out Andersonville, GA.
12 March 2017|
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Response from CivilWarNavalMuseum | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Our parking lot can accommodate your RV, but we are not set up for overnight parking. Also during special events such as our upcoming RiverBlast, parking sometimes becomes an issue and we may not... More
6 June 2015|
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Response from 74JAB | Reviewed this property |
it seems to me that there are some ball diamonds near the museum but don't recall any old buildings