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The Mariners' Museum and Park FREE Admission

8 November 2013 by

MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEKEND at The Mariners' Museum and Park November 9-11, 2013!



About The Mariners' Museum and Park:

The Mariners’ Museum, located in Newport News, VA is one of the largest and most prestigious maritime museums in the world and has been designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum. The collection of over 35,000 artifacts include miniature ship models, scrimshaw, maritime paintings, decorative arts, carved figureheads, working steam engines and much more. The museum is situated on within a 550-acre park that is the nation’s largest privately-owned and maintained park that is free and open to the public. The park includes the 160-acre lake Maury, the 5-mile Noland Trail and the iconic Lion’s Bridge that overlooks the tranquil James River. Boat rentals are available at the Boat Dock on Lake Maury on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 AM to 5 PM and include paddle boats, john boats and canoes. 

The Museum campus also includes the USS MONITOR Center where many artifacts from the famous ironclad are on exhibit and the incredible story of her creation, battle, sinking and recovery are told in vivid detail. Be a part of the action in the high-definition battle theater, walk on the full-scale Monitor replica, see artifacts like the iconic revolving gun turret undergoing conservation and experience interactive exhibits. 


Now open through Labor Day - FRAGILE WATERS, which features over 100 inspiring black-and-white photographs by three iconic photographers and environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly.


The Mariners' Museum and Park hosts a variety of special events including family programs, lectures, beer & wine tastings, an annual 10K race, free summer concert series and many more fun activities. Be sure to check out our website, connect with us on Facebook or join our email list to keep up to date on our happenings and news! 

The Mariners' Museum and Park is also proud to offer an Everyday Military Discount:

Military admission is $11 for adults, $10 for students 13 and up and $7 for kids ages 6- 12. Kids 5 and under are free. Some programs are an additional fee. 

Active duty military also receive 10% off memberships. Membership benefits include: 

  • Personalized Membership card(s)
  • Free subscription to the quarterly members’ newsletter, Ahoy!,  and to the monthly email newsletter
  • Advanced notice of exhibit openings and members-only events
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop
  • Member-only seating at the Lecture Series
  • Advance notice and registration for educational programs
  • Discounts on Library research fees, educational programs, Museum sponsored travel adventures, and reproductions from our vast image collection of rare prints and photographs

The Mariners' Museum has also hosted a wide array of military ceremonies from retirements to commissioning's, and everything in between.  The Huntington and Anna Rooms serve as a great daytime event space and can hold up to 200 guests.  The park also makes a great backdrop for calisthenics, and is available at 0-dark thirty! Contact us at events@marinersmuseum.org or call (757) 591-5124 for more information.

Contact The Mariners' Museum and Park:

100 Museum Drive 

Newport News, VA 23606

 Phone: (757) 596-2222 www.marinersmuseum.org

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