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National Civil War Naval Museum

1002 Victory Dr, Columbus, GA 31901-3429
+1 706-327-9798
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National Civil War Naval Museum

We went to this museum and were surprised how much information is provided here. It contains the... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2016
Gwen G
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Good place to take company visiting from out of town.

This was a very interesting place and our company loved it! Wasn't expensive to get in well worth... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
Debora P
Columbus, Georgia
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The National Civil War Naval Museum tells the story of the Sailors, Soldiers, and Civilians, both Free and Enslaved as affected by the Navies of the American Civil War and provides a repository for relevant archives and artifacts on the subject, for all generations of the public. The Museum uses all available media systems/distribution platforms and live interpretation in furtherance of this mission. Located in Columbus, Georgia, the National Civil War Naval Museum overlooks the Chattahoochee River. We house the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the the wreckage of the CSS Chattahoochee. Other exhibits include a full scale ship replica of the USS Water Witch, a replica of the USS Hartford with its berth deck, ward room and captain's cabin, an actual cutter or "ship's boat" from the USS Hartford, a full scale replica of the USS Monitor's famous turret, and an immersive panoramic dockside exhibit recreating Plymouth, North Carolina, complete with an exterior and interior view of the CSS Albemarle. Among our many artifacts, we have the largest collection of Civil War Naval-related flags on display in the country. The collection includes various flags from ships and coastal forts, signal flags and Admirals' pennants. Our timeline exhibit takes you month by month through the war showing naval events and features many of the museum's most rare artifacts, such as the uniform coat of Captain Catesby Jones and Admiral Farragut's two-star hat insignia. Exquisitely detailed Models of many famous Civil War ships are on the timeline including the CSS David, CSS Albemarle and the CSS Atlanta, which is located just opposite the huge 25-foot wide flag that was flying over the ship the day it was captured. We host a range of events throughout the year with an emphasis on museum theatre and historic character interpretation. Additionally, there are living history events, tours, cannon firings, weapons demonstrations, local history projects and more.
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1002 Victory Dr, Columbus, GA 31901-3429
+1 706-327-9798
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We went to this museum and were surprised how much information is provided here. It contains the burnt remains of the CSS Jackson. You can actually still smell the burned wood artifacts on display. You can also see the reconstructed Water Witch on display outside....More

Thank Gwen G
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This was a very interesting place and our company loved it! Wasn't expensive to get in well worth it learned a lot of things I didn't know about this area. Would recommend this place to visitors.

Thank Debora P
Reviewed 23 June 2016

As the grandson of a World War 2 Navy Veteran and the son of an Historian specializing in the US Civil War, this museum was a "must visit" for me during our recent trip to Columbus. Immediately upon entering the building I knew I had...More

Thank CNB962
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

They say this place is haunted. I don't believe in ghost and have never seen anything out of the ordinary on my visits there. There are people who work there that feel differently. Hauntings aside, this place is amazing. So much history and so much...More

Thank TNO36870
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is great for the whole family and you can stand in a real ship. lots of free parking and lots of great information.

Thank Steven Arlingto... H
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting experience for those who love history and particularly Civil War history. I would love to see more capital spent on this museum...could be spectacular! We did enjoy ourselves though.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in as we had our trainee for the day and wanted more than just to sit at the hotel. The museum was not busy and had plenty to see. Well worth the stop for any history buff.

Thank Quintersfamily
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Interesting museum about the naval history of the Civil War. Has a large part of the CSS Jackson on display. Lots of interesting artifacts from the War. If you have a AAA card, there is a discount on admission.

Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent Naval museum located in an Army town. Nice time with family, excellent exhibits and a real treat.

Thank 214louisg
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This is a terrific museum for everyone, not just Civil War buffs. I had no idea of the importance of the Navy in the Civil War

Thank SusieB20190
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Response from Scott M | 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