The Mariners' Museum and Park Virginia Green

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The Mariners’ Museum and Park connects people to the world’s waters, because through the waters we are connected to one another. Come find your connection today for only $1 per person.


The Museum is filled with fascinating stories, captured in priceless artifacts that celebrate the spirit of the open sea. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, The Mariners’ Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime museums in the world. Through the stories told in the Museum’s world-class collection, guests are encouraged to explore their own history and discover their story to see how we are all connected to the water.


Discover the USS Monitor Center, home to the Civil War ironclad’s iconic gun turret. Explore small craft from around the world in the International Small Craft Center. Discover the fascinating and intricate miniature ship models of Winnifred & August F. Crabtree. Learn about the Age of Exploration and the history of the U.S. Navy. See Oracle Team USA’s 72-foot catamaran. Experience a 3D film in the Explorers Theater.


The Museum is located within a 550-acre park where guests can hike the award-winning five-mile Noland Trail or picnic at Lions Bridge overlooking the tranquil James River.

Hours of Operation

The Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Fees: $1 Admission for all

Length of Tour: 2 hours

Additional Information

  • Associations / Options
  • NNHA Member
  • African American Heritage
  • Family Fun
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • History
  • Military
  • On-Site Catering
  • Outdoors
  • Sea
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Meeting Facility Sq. Feet: 14,760
  • Banquet Round Style Seating: 300
  • Standing Theater Style: 300

Upcoming Events

  • Seizing the Moment: The Evolution of Action Photography: Feb 23 - Aug 30
  • Apollo 11: The 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing: Jul 20
  • Oyster Gardening Seminar: Jul 23
  • Civil War Round Table: The Siege of Petersburg Begins: Jul 26
  • Civil War Round Table: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain: Aug 2
  • Maritime Connections Lecture: A Look Back: Aug 3
  • Maritime Mondays: Aug 5; 10:30 a.m.
  • Civil War Round Table: Battle of Cedar Mountain: Aug 9
  • Civil War Lecture: The Siege of Port Hudson: Aug 10
  • Maritime Mondays: Aug 12; 10:30 a.m.
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