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Newport News, Virginia: USS Monitor Relics, Replica

An accurate reproduction of the odd-looking Union Ironclad. There's also a water-filled tank in which the turret from the original ship is being restored.

Mariners' Museum and Park

101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA
Mariners' Museum and Park. US Hwy 60 and Museum Drive.
M-Sa 9-5, Su 11-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $1.
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USS Monitor Relics, Replica

The Mariners' Museum displays detailed recovery information on the restoration of the USS Monitor. There's also a full size model, and Merrimac information. Admission only $1.

[Clark W, 08/02/2022]


USS Monitor Relics, Replica

The replica ship and propeller are on display.

[Josh Williams, 05/17/2016]

Replica ironclad.

USS Monitor - Civil War Ironclad Replica

In Newport News, Virginia, an accurate reproduction of the Union ironclad ship, the Monitor, was christened on June 11, 2006. The ship itself sank near Cape Hatteras on December 31, 1862. It was discovered in 1973, and its iconic round gun turret has been slowly undergoing preservation and restoration.

Artifacts from the actual shipwreck and arch-enemy ironclad, the Confederacy's Merrimack, have been exhibited at the museum. The anchor from the Monitor has been on display since 1998.

[ Team, 06/30/2006]

May 2016: Photo added.

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