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The Mariners' Museum in Newport News

The Mariners’ Museum and Park

America’s National Maritime Museum

Come explore America’s National Maritime Museum for only $1 per person. The Mariners’ Museum and Park connects people to the world’s waters, because through the waters we are connected to one another. We believe everyone is a mariner and we invite you to discover your maritime connection with us.

About The Mariners’ Museum

Discover the USS Monitor Center, home of the iconic Civil War ironclad’s gun turret. Explore the International Small Craft Center. View maritime art and handcrafted ship models. Learn about the Age of Exploration and the history of the U.S. Navy. See Oracle Team USA’s 72-foot catamaran, winner of the 2013 America’s Cup. Experience a 3D movie, enjoy the Museum Café and Shop, and so much more!

The Museum is located within a 550-acre park where guests can hike the award-winning five-mile Noland Trail or picnic at Lions Bridge overlooking the tranquil James River.

For information on exhibition, events and programs, visit or call 757-596-2222.

Getting to The Mariners’ Museum

Located off Exit 258A on I-64, The Mariners’ Museum and Park is just 20 minutes from Williamsburg. The Museum is open Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily.