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USS Monitor Center

100 Museum Dr, Part of Mariners Museu, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
+1 757-596-2222
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See the Monitor in full scale

The Monitor's turret is being restored here. Artifacts and a full size replica is on site. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
UPSdude
A Must See for Civil War and Nautical History Buffs

Not only can you view the conservation lab containing the tanks holding the Monitor turret and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mleach103
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Locust Grove, Virginia
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100 Museum Dr, Part of Mariners Museu, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monitor's turret is being restored here. Artifacts and a full size replica is on site. It is very impressive.

Thank UPSdude
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only can you view the conservation lab containing the tanks holding the Monitor turret and guns, the displays educate you in all aspects of the USS Monitor and CSA Virginia (Merimak). Fun for the whole family.

Thank Mleach103
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way back from a stay at Virginia Beach, mostly on a whim. We were blown away by it! Wish that we had allotted more time. The recovered USS Monitor definitely steals the show, and in fact one could spend hours...More

Thank pav20902
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is part of the Mariners Museum. Shows the transformation from wood and sailing ships to the Ironclads. A must for history buffs.

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Monitor Center inside the Mariners' Museum is an excellent exhibit! It is a wonderful wealth of information and the room where the turret and other parts of the ship are being cleaned is so interesting. The whole history unfolds in this exhibit.

Thank kimsatty
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The USS Monitor Museum is a Newport News Hidden Treasure. The exhibits along with the knowledgeable staff make this one of the best museums in the Hampton Roads area. I take all my visiting friends to this establishment to give them a taste of the...More

Thank Dennis5969
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is located inside the Mariners' Museum. Located off J Clyde Morris and Warwick, there is plenty of no-cost parking. Resonably priced. Civil War buffs might need two days to take in all the wonderful tales of the docents. Along with all the history, there...More

Thank donpipes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We toured the Monitor Center while visiting the Mariners' Museum. It wasn't my favorite part of the tour, but it was interesting and will especially interest Civil War history buffs and people interested in knowing about the ship's recovery.

Thank Mary1675
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a terrific museum devoted to all manner of water craft. They have miniature ships as well as life sized. The Monitor Center tells the story of the craft during the Civil War as well as how it was found and lifted and brought...More

1  Thank andreweth
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Such an amazing display: well thought out, thought provoking and visually stimulating. Was a nice way to spend a day and remember/realize that America does, indeed, have a Naval history.

1  Thank MommiAnna
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