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July 8

Civil War/Hampton Roads Lecture: Zouaves on the Virginia Peninsula

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents Zouaves on the Virginia Peninsula. Inspired by French Army units, these soldiers dressed to the nines and fought to win!

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July 10

Friendly Hours

Join us in the galleries on the second Sunday of every month for a unique and inclusive time where guests can experience the Museum within a quieter, less crowded environment.

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July 14

Blood Drive

Join The Mariner’s Museum and Park as it partners with the American Red Cross for a critical blood drive. Supply is low nationwide, and donors of ALL blood types are always needed.

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July 16

Members & Supporters
Family Day at The Mariners’ 

A special Family Day for Members & Supporters to join us for to celebrate the opening of our NEW Lil’ Mariners’ Play Zone and enjoy a variety of nature-themed outdoor and indoor activities.

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July 22

Civil War Lecture: Long, Hot Summer 1862

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents about life on USS Monitor amidst eastern Virginia’s sweltering summer months.

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August 5

Civil War Lecture: Battle of Mobile Bay: A Tale of Two Admirals

Hear from historian John V. Quarstein about the dynamic showdown between two of the Civil War’s most successful admirals in the Battle of Mobile Bay.

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August 6

20th Anniversary
USS Monitor Turret Recovery

On August 5, 2002, the turret of USS Monitor broke from the water and emerged into daylight for the first time in 140 years. Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary.

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August 14

Friendly Hours

Join us in the galleries on the second Sunday of every month for a unique and inclusive time where guests can experience the Museum within a quieter, less crowded environment.

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Beyond the Frame
First Friday of every month

We are all connected, even through maritime art!

This inspiring series takes you behind the scenes to explore our vast art collection like we've never done before. Experience the raw beauty of the brushstrokes, the intimate portrayal of people, daring rescues at sea, the power of our world's waters, and so much more. New episodes are shared on our social media channels the first Friday of each month!

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The Mariners' Park & Noland Trail
A one-of-a-kind urban oasis

FREE and open to the public

Situated on 550 acres of rolling woodlands, The Mariners' Park offers visitors a quiet and serene nature retreat. Whether taking a stroll or hike on our award-winning five-mile Noland Trail that surrounds the Mariners' Lake or enjoying a picnic at the famous Lions Bridge, every visit to this beautiful urban oasis will bring a new experience every time!

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International Small Craft Center
Free with $1 admission

Discover an array of vessels from around the world!

Encounter an amazing world of maritime and watercraft history when you step into the International Small Craft Center at The Mariners’ Museum. This 17,500 square foot facility houses a collection that features nearly 150 boats from 42 countries, and is one of the few truly internationally focused collections in the world.

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