One of the largest international maritime history museums, this museum is filled with prized artifacts that celebrate the ... More
Mariners' Museum, The
One of the largest international maritime history museums, this museum is filled with prized artifacts that celebrate the spirit of seafaring adventure. Visitors of the museum can explore over 60,000 square feet of gallery space, complete with rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings, and small craft from around the world.
I enjoyed the Civil War attractions. It was amazing to see the Monitor. Also, all the different artifacts. Alot to see. If you your a Civil War Buff you will love it. Take the time, we didn't see everything. Rating 10!
We had a wonderful time here. I like to look and every little thing and read all about everything, but it was a bit much for the kids. They felt like just how many boats and related things can mom look at? I enjoyed talking to the volunteers and other staff. Everyone was so friendly. I have been here for school field trips and family trips and everytime I learned something new. The staff were extremely nice to the school children and they knew how to hold their attention. I hope anyone that visits Newport News, VA cna find some time to enjoy this wonderful place.
Rather ambitious in its scope - the history of sea- and ocean-going vessels - the Mariners' Musuem takes advantage of its location in Newport News, at Hampton Roads harbour (near the Chesapeake Bay and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean), as one logical avenue into exploring the topic. With interesting artifacts and displays documenting the history of the earliest ocean-bound settlers destined for Virginia, to the heavy commercial, recreational, and wartime area traffic in the past century, the Museum provides a solid introduction to this fascinating chapter in human civilization. The wreckage of the Monitor is one artifact that enhances the Museum's prestige. Idiosyncratic collections, such as detailed scale models of ships throughout history, figureheads, and a fine collection of paintings, augment what should be a day-long visit for most people. Plenty to see, whether your interest is in history, military, art, or a fondness for the sea.
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The Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Newport News is situated approximately four miles from Newport News Williamsburg International Airport, 23
miles from Norfolk International Airport, and 64 miles from Richmond International Airport. Local attractions include Oyster Point Business Park ...
Memorials to Collis P. Huntington, founder of Newport News Shipbuilding, can be found at this urban park which was the
site of the Congress Cumberland Overlook, commemorating the Civil War battle of these two Union Ships and the Confederate ...