Battle of Hampton Roads

USS Monitor replica
propeller from the USS Monitor
The Mariners' Museum
USS Monitor Center exhibit
Ironclad Revolution
Replica of the USS Monitor at The Mariners' Museum
The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Newport News City
Friday, March 04, 2016 - Sunday, March 06, 2016
Friday, March 03, 2017 - Sunday, March 05, 2017
Phone: (757) 596-2222

On March 8, 1862, the CSS Virginia destroyed the USS Cumberland and the USS Congress in a battle that showed the supremacy of iron over wood. The following day the Union ironclad Monitor met the CSS Virginia in a battle, which, though fought to a draw, changed the very nature of naval warfare not only in America, but worldwide. Join The Mariners' Museum and our partners at NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and The Museum of the Confederacy for the commemoration of the Battle of Hampton Roads at The Mariners' Museum. The day will feature Living History encampments and demonstrations, 19th century music and games, and presentations by local authors and Museum and NOAA staff! Events are free with admission.

Last Updated: 7/28/2015 11:48 AM
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