150th Anniversary of Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend

March 9, 2012 - 10:00am - March 11, 2012 - 5:00pm
Time: 
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Location: 
The Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: (757) 596-2222
Fax: (757) 591-7320
Cost: 
See Below

March 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads. 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.

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On March 9-11, The Mariners' Museum marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads
in grand style, with a weekend of activities.

March 10 & 11, 2012 - Weekend family activities are highlighted by the introduction of Ironclad BattleQuest, a fun, interactive family adventure game that takes you through indoor and outdoor activities.

 March 9 – 11, 2012 - The Civil War Navy Conference features award-winning authors Harold Holzer and Craig Symonds. The two full days of sessions are focused on Civil War Naval history, technology, literature, art and popular culture

 Cost: Outdoors activities free for everyone / Inside activities free for Members and with Museum admission
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