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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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History in Action

We were surprised to learn that the Mariner's Museum also housed the remains of the U.S.S. Monitor... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
LosCisnes737
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Upper Dublin, Pennsylvania
Great Historical place

This museum has something for everyone. Then just seeing an actual piece of the Monitor is an... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
alex l
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were surprised to learn that the Mariner's Museum also housed the remains of the U.S.S. Monitor which went down in a storm off Cape Hatteras on New Year's Eve 1862. The restoration is ongoing in a special room at the museum. The museum also...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This museum has something for everyone. Then just seeing an actual piece of the Monitor is an unforgettable experience. Many interactive activities will keep everyone in your group entertained.

Thank alex l
Reviewed 16 September 2017

History comes alive at the USS Monitor Center. The restoration of the turret is ongoing and we were fortunate to be at the museum on the day when the eminent Monitor historian, John Quarstein was giving a talk at the site of the restoration. When...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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

Thank UPSdude
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 25 July 2017

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 22 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 22 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

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