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Address: Vallejo, CA
Phone Number: +1 707-557-1538
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This former military facility is now oen to the public.

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Mare Island is a Step Back Into History

Mare Island is a really interesting place. You can go there and see all of the buildings that were used by the Navy during war time. You can also see some of the original... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2015
Bonjour28
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Vallejo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Mare Island , seems like it could be such a great place but , it mostly has old rotted out naval buildings , not any water front and a great view from the Golf Course and driving range must be the best view of any driving range

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I wanted to stay in Vallejo to be close to Napa Valley without paying for the costly hotels. Also, when I was younger and my husband was stationed at Mare Island, I had the opportunity to stay with him on the base for all bit. Back to the present, we got what we paid for. Even though the base has... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Well let me start by saying I know Mare Island very well as an ex employee of the yard before it closed in @ 1995.From the industrial dry dock areas and buildings to the open spaces on the south side are worth a visit. There are new start up companies and schools now utilizing the yard you may see, and... More 

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Thank James C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

The Mare Island Naval Shipyard and Museum is a hidden treasure. The island offers a nature preserve, scenic vistas and good walking but the Museum and the small Chapel are the highlight. The docent, Barbara, is professorial in her knowledge of Tiffany glass ( the Chapel), naval history and local lore. We left her tour feeling enriched and motivated to... More 

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Vallejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Mare Island is a really interesting place. You can go there and see all of the buildings that were used by the Navy during war time. You can also see some of the original housing used by officers. In addition, the hospital is still standing. My understanding is that it was primarily an orthotics hospital. Now there are a number... More 

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The Navy gave the island to the City of Vallejo in 1996...The 515 ships built here are memorialized at the museums.. The Chapel and Victorian homes built in 1900's were built over the brick homes demolished during the 1896 earthquake.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

If you're in the Vallejo area, looking for something to see and do, this is where you should be. The Shipyard boasts some beautiful examples of homes designed to house Naval Senior Officers, a bunch of industrial sites dedicated to construction of Naval vessels, including nuclear submarines, a very lovely Chapel with Tiffany windows, and a very well organized museum... More 

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

The info my aunt gave us about mare Island Shipyards during the war and the 20 years after that was interesting

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Thank Siri B
Vallejo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

The naval shipyard was closed in April 1996. there are several historical sites on the island worth seeing such as St Peters chapel officers row housing and the Mare Island museum.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

The very pretty St Peter's Chapel built in 1901 has 29 stained glass windows by Tiffany Studios New York, we only saw the outside as it was closed but it is available for Weddings. We looked through the windows of the 13 homes of Officers Row Mansions built around 1900, interiors are about 10,500 sq ft. A couple of them... More 

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