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Mariners' Museum Park, Newport News

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Immerse yourself in maritime history at Mariners' Museum Park, which houses more than 30,000 authentic artifacts, works of art, and models. You can learn about the naval customs and life on board a ship, and even design your own vessel. The collection of artifacts ranges from ships' armament and equipment to decorations and navigational instruments. The museum's USS Monitor Center houses artifacts salvaged from the wreck of this innovative, Civil War ironclad. Through the collection of paintings and miniatures, you can see how ships and the sea inspired artists and craftspeople throughout the world. The museum's library at Christopher Newport University holds one of the largest collections of books and sources on maritime history on the American continent. While the museum requires an admission fee, the library is free and open to the public. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Mariners' Museum Park by using our Newport News holiday planner.
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  • This museum is not only an enjoyable, learning experience; the Mariner's displays it's artifacts in an attractive, well lit artful "framing setting". From the gun turret of the Monitor to a beautiful ...  more »
  • The Mariners' is a specialty museum focused on the recovery of the Civil War ironclad Monitor. You can learn everything you ever need to know about it here.  more »
  • This place is much bigger and so much more history than we ever anticipated!! What a great resource for NN! The $1 entry fee for the summer is a nice treat as well! Thanks for making this such a speci...  more »
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  • A great place to either enjoy the woods, lake or river. Bring your dogs or bikes and enjoy what nature has to offer.
  • I love this park. There are main walking trails and some side trails that veer off that I love to explore. wonderful wildlife to view. I am currently a photography student and come here for photo shoots and casual shooting all the time. The entire trail all the way around I do believe is 5 miles.
  • Great place for jogging & Photography!
  • Prairie was beautiful, the sky beautiful, fresh air, enjoy!
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