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The Mariners' Museum & Park

100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
+1 757-596-2222
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Fascinating military and maritime history in a park setting

Came for the USS Monitor, but was dazzled by the small boat collection esp. the Herreshoff. Larry... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Tropicbird
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Washington D.C.
Great History Lesson

Amazing history of Hampton Roads and how the war affected this area. I would definitely recommend... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
weluv2scuba
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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 on a 550-acre park, they also feature a 5-mile hiking trail and paddleboat rentals.
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100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Came for the USS Monitor, but was dazzled by the small boat collection esp. the Herreshoff. Larry Ellison's Oracle America's Cup winner is parked here, I hope they can raise some money because they are gonna need a bigger building! Nice grounds with an extensive...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Amazing history of Hampton Roads and how the war affected this area. I would definitely recommend setting aside a few hours to really take in everything!

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The museum host some of the best Virginia historical mariner information I Have every seen. Take your time and enjoy each exhibit

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Had not been for several years. I was so impressed with the quality of the displays and the thoroughNess of the information. We were there 3 hours and did not see the whole museum. The children that were there seemed to enjoy the participatory activities....More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I had the opportunity to tour the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia for the first time on February 9, 2017. The museum was very interesting, all of the exhibits were well done, and the docents were very knowledgeable. Overall a great museum!

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful area of trails up to 5 miles for hiking, walking, and jogging. Dogs are allowed. There are benches along the way if you want to just sit & take it all in or rest. There are bridges & areas to go...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a truly wonderful museum, mostly of powered craft, but with a small and interesting sail exhibit. There is also a display of the most wonderful model ships. Above all, however, is the Monitor exhibit with theater, full-scale replica and original turret in restoration....More

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

I spent way to much time in the civil war section. Monitor and the CSS Virginia. Great section dedicated to ship design.

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful running trails!!! Beautiful views and just a fabulous run with inclines and marked roots! My husband and I come here on business and reward ourselves with this visit to Mariners State Park.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The trail is a great place to run or walk or just take in the natural areas. The museum outside areas are the best.

Thank Rodney B
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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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Response from Jdk_mn | Reviewed this property |
I would think it should be fine.
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Don L
19 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
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