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Monitor Turret Draining

July 4, 2016 - July 8, 2016

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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, repeating until July 15, 2016

Turret drained, with conservators

Experience conservation in action!

The USS Monitor‘s gun turret tank will be drained from now through July 15!

Turret drained, visitors watching

Watch as conservators drain special treatment solutions from the USS Monitor‘s gun turret tank to dismantle, excavate, and treat this piece of history. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the Monitor‘s most iconic artifact from a whole new perspective.

The turret tank will be drained on Mondays and refilled on Fridays.

Guests can view the exposed turret from the observation deck at the Batten Conservation Complex, online, or up close on a turret tour.

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Details

Start:
July 4, 2016
End:
July 8, 2016
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Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
http://www.marinersmuseum.org