Battle of Hampton Roads Day at The Mariners' Museum


Save the Date for this historical event - it is time commemorate The Battle of Hampton Roads at The Mariners' Museum!

This famous Civil War Battle changed modern naval history forever. When the Union ironclad USS Monitor fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia to a draw, it proved the supremacy of iron over wood. In honor of the battle’s 157th anniversary, the Museum will host a day-long event filled with family-friendly programming and activities!

Where: The Mariners’ Museum 100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9am-4pm

Cost: Most activities FREE with paid $1 admission. 

For specific programming details and the entire schedule of events, visit

Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend

Planned activities include:
-Reenactors, featuring the Tidewater Maritime Living History Association
-In-gallery storytelling and interpretation in the USS Monitor Center
-Abraham Lincoln, among other costumed interpreters
-Music of the time period
-Coffee with the cook
-Period games
-And, more!

Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend
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