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The Mariners' Museum and Park

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100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
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Phone: (757) 596-2222
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Military Discounts & Incentives

MEMBERSHIP Active duty military also receive 10% off memberships. Membership benefits include:

  • Personalized Membership card(s)
  • Free subscription to the quarterly members’ newsletter, Ahoy!, and to the monthly email newsletter
  • Advanced notice of exhibit openings and members-only events
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop
  • Members receive free admission at the Lecture Series with reservation
  • Advance notice and registration for educational programs
  • Discounts on Library research fees, educational programs, Museum sponsored travel adventures, and reproductions from our vast image collection of rare prints and photographs

The Mariners' Museum has also hosted a wide array of military ceremonies from retirements to commissionings, and everything in between.  The Huntington and Anna Rooms serve as a great daytime event space and can hold up to 200 guests.  The park also makes a great backdrop for calisthenics, and is available at 0-dark thirty!  Contact us at events@marinersmuseum.org or call (757) 591-5124 for more information.  

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The Mariners’ Museum, located in Newport News, VA is one of the largest and most prestigious maritime museums in the world and has been designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum.

The collection of over 35,000 artifacts include miniature ship models, scrimshaw, maritime paintings, decorative arts, carved figureheads, working steam engines and much more. The museum is situated on within a 550-acre park that is the nation’s largest privately-owned and maintained park that is free and open to the public. The park includes the 160-acre lake Maury, the 5-mile Noland Trail and the iconic Lions Bridge that overlooks the tranquil James River. 


The Museum campus also includes the USS MONITOR Center where many artifacts from the famous ironclad are on exhibit and the incredible story of her creation, battle, sinking and recovery are told in vivid detail. Be a part of the action in the high-definition battle theater, walk on the full-scale Monitor replica, see artifacts like the iconic revolving gun turret undergoing conservation and experience interactive exhibits.

Each year, The Museum hosts The Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend to commemorate The Civil War battle between the USS Monitor and USS Merrimack that changed modern naval warfare forever. The Weekend is full of family activities, re-enactors, lectures from special guests and more. Visit BattleofHamptonRoads.com for more details.

Enjoy 3D movies in our high-definition EXPLORERS THEATER, which allows visitors to transcend the museum experience into the world of undersea exploration. Visit MarinersMuseum.org for current movies and show times. Admission for 3D movies is $6.


The Mariners' Museum and Park hosts a variety of special events including family programs, lectures, beer & wine tastings, an annual Pirate Run 5k and 10K race, and many more fun activities. Be sure to check out our website, connect with us on Facebook or join our email list to keep up to date on our happenings and news!


The Mariners’ Museum and Park is located off I-64, exit 258-A. For hours, admission prices and upcoming events at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, visit us at http://www.marinersmuseum.org call (757) 596-2222 or toll free (800) 581-SAIL.  

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