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USS Monitor Center

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Address: 100 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3757
Phone Number: +1 757-596-2222
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Monitor

It's hard to believe all the info available to go with all the artifacts that were located and still being brought to life. Great exhibit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bamboo708
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Clarkston, Georgia
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Clarkston, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to believe all the info available to go with all the artifacts that were located and still being brought to life. Great exhibit.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Have visited the mariners museum several times over the years. the exhibits of mini subs from WW II to viking ships. Numerous exhibits for the entire family and new Monitor exhibit is great

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Please see review on the mariner's museum. This just one part of an amazing museum. It is well worth the visit.

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I grew up studying the saga of the Monitor and Merrimack battle. Two Ironclad battleships fighting and the idea of the Monitor sinking off Cape Hatteras is even more fascinating with the ship's turret here. One has to appreciate history of shipbuilding here at the Mariner's Museum. Worth a visit!

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This exhibit provides real insight into the shift from wooden ships to iron ships. One leaves with a better understanding of what living conditions were like as well as how the ships operated and fought. The Monitor vs Virginia(Merrimac) battle of Hampton Roads was so clearly presented I have a better understanding of this turning point in history.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a really terrific experience. It is part of the Mariners Museum, and a single entry fee gets you access to both. See my review of the Mariners Museum for more details.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I learned so much about naval history, especially the ironsides fight of the Monitor and the Virginia (aka Merrimack)! Visitors learn about the finding and restoring of the Monitor's turret and other artifacts. Fascinating!

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Central Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

I'm a history buff and especially Civil War and this place is a "must see" for even the novice. Delve into the Monitor, see the very accurate duplicate bridge as it was when re-discovered - skeletons included. Then, go around the corner, climb the steps, and peer onto the actual, recovered turret of the vessel. I was enthralled from the... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

It was so special to be visiting this on Memorial Day weekend. To remember those that gave their lives for this country and to learn so much more of the history than I already knew was very moving. I look forward to returning on a weekday so that I can observe the folks working to preserve this great treasure.

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mars
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This portion of the museum could take a full day to fully appreciate the history portrayed in the Mariner' Museum. Thus we ran out of time. There is just a whole lot to see.

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