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Madmac6419 Nov 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

The Mariner's Museum, located in Newport News, Virginia is simply superb and is a national treasure. Here is part one of the blog report, focusing on the entrance and section covering the American Civil War, especially the battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, which occurred just a few miles away from the museum.



mwindsorfw19 Nov 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

Thanks for them pics!

john snelling19 Nov 2017 8:13 a.m. PST

Excellent exhibits on the Virginia and Monitor there. After going to the museum it would be worth going Fort Monroe.

BrianW19 Nov 2017 9:39 a.m. PST

I passed up going to several places while in Virginia so I could visit the Mariner's Museum. It was TOTALLY worth it!

jdpintex19 Nov 2017 3:38 p.m. PST

I should of ditched a day at the last Historicon and visited the museum. Oh well.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 4:08 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting these. This puts this on my bucket list.


LostPict Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 8:30 p.m. PST

I really like the 1:1 scale mockups of the Monitor and bow of the Virginia. A very impressive exhibit.

Militia Pete22 Nov 2017 4:26 p.m. PST

At the entrance to the museum has the anchor from the battleship South Dakota. My grandfather drilled the gun sites for it.

Rev Zoom23 Nov 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

This is a must for any Civil War or Naval history buff. And, if you get down to Columbia, GA near Ft Benning, there is the Civil War Naval Museum. Little known, but excellent.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

They added to the display since I was there. Have to go back. Interesting that they are still working on the turret preservation. I was in a bath several years ago when I visited. Obviously a multi year process.

Pyrate Captain28 Dec 2018 6:28 a.m. PST

I visited last month. Worth the drive from the Midwest. Interior mock-ups give a whole new perspective to life aboard an ironclad of the ACW.

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