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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mariners' Museum Park and many more Newport News attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Newport News trip site .
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  • Self tour is nice. If you visit in the summer they offer a huge discount for admission. Nice place to visit on a hot day!  more »
  • Not sure if we longed that our retired Navy brother, or the grandkids were along with us on this outing. The model ships, depicting the progression of collective knowledge was interesting. Ships from ...  more »
  • This museum has something for everyone. Half of the space is a history of navigation. There are exhibits on famous maritime battles, videos of the America's Cup race, and ship models kids will love. T...  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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