The Mariners Museum and Park
The Mariners' Museum and Park
Bring your group, your imagination & your love of adventure! At one of the largest maritime museums in the country, you will discover fascinating stories captured in the priceless artifacts of the open sea.
Conveniently located three miles off I-64 and only 20 minutes from the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, The Mariners’ Museum is close to many restaurants, hotels and shopping centers. And with a 550-acre park and 5-mile hiking trail, The Mariners’ Museum and Park is a true urban oasis in the heart of Newport News.
Our goal is to engage visitors with the world’s waterways, and help them find their connection to the sea. Inside, guests can explore small craft from around the world. Discover the USS Monitor Center, home to the Civil War ironclad’s iconic gun turret. View maritime art, handcrafted ship models and rare figureheads. Experience a 3D film in the Explorers Theater. And so much more.
Groups can expect a first-class experience with knowledgeable docents who are passionate about the Museum’s stories. Plan to spend 1-2 hours traveling through the galleries and learning its secrets. Or, experience the Museum on your own with a self-guided tour. Read the panels, watch the films, and go on a voyage of discovery! Scavenger hunts available at the front desk are a fun, free way to explore on your own while learning new facts about our maritime past, present and future.
Customized, engaging experiences await groups at every turn. Student groups can get hands-on with history and science with a wide array of educational programs catered to state and national Standards of Learnings. Enhance your group experience with special opportunities such as behind-the-scenes tours and programs, after-hours tours, meal packages, Civil War Trail combo tours and more. Call us today so that we can create a package designed specifically for your group’s need! s and interests.
Only 10 visitors qualifies groups for a discounted rate. Whether you spend the day with us, or just have an hour, your groups will enjoy the Museum and its rich and varied sea stories, and will make memories to last a lifetime.
We look forward to your group visit!
Member: ABA, NTA, PBA, SYTA, VMA, NCMA
Attraction Type: Museum, Maritime History, Civil War Attraction, Park, Nature Trail
Group Rates: $10-$20
Special Rates: Tour Operator, Military, AAA, Receptive, FIT
Hours of Operation: 9am to 5 pm, Mon - Sat
11am to 5pm Sunday
Seasonal Dates: Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days
Bus Parking: Yes
Bus Parking Fee: FREE
Driver Rate: FREE
Escort Rate: FREE
Deposit and Payment Policy: Due upon arrival
Cancellation and Refund Policy: 25% no show fee, five days notice
Nearby Attractions that Influence Group Travel:
- Colonial Williamsburg
- Virginia Beach