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December 4

Civil War Lecture: Commerce Raider
CSS Nashville

Join historian John V. Quarstein for a virtual lecture about a Confederate commerce raider that entered service as a United States Mail Service ship.

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December 7

Maritime Mondays: Holiday Edition

Hop online at 1 p.m. today to hear Lauren Furey share a sweet story about a family holiday tradition in The Christmas Tree Ship.

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December 9

Speakers Bureau: The Hundred Year Race

Hear from Dan Wood, docent at The Mariners’ Museum, as he presents on the origins of USS United States which was built in 1950–51 in Newport News and considered a technological marvel of its day.

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December 11

Hampton Roads History: The Spanish Flu

Enjoy a virtual lecture with historian John V. Quarstein as he examines how the Spanish Flu in 1918 greatly impacted the Hampton Roads area.

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Dec 12 Dec 19

The Mariners’ Food Drive

Join The Mariners’ Museum and Park in this season of giving as it partners with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank for a curbside drop-off food drive.

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December 14

Maritime Mondays: Holiday Edition

Join us today at 1 p.m. as Lauren Furey takes you along a fresh and funny story that sparkles with all the excitement of a pirate adventure!

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December 18

Civil War Lecture: Last Days of USS Monitor

Join historian John V. Quarstein for a virtual lecture as he presents on the remaining days of USS Monitor.

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December 19

Story time with Santa

Santa is coming to town – virtually! Join The Mariners’ Museum and Park for some holiday fun as Santa takes you on a reading adventure with A Pirate’s 12 Days of Christmas.

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December 21

Maritime Mondays: Holiday Edition

Yo ho ho, lil mateys! Join Lauren Furey online today at 1 p.m. for a funny pirate story filled with mischief and mayhem before Christmas!

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December 28

Maritime Mondays

Fun for both children and caregivers! Join us every Monday afternoon, for an engaging story with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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Find unique gifts for family and friends!

Order by Dec. 9 to ensure Christmas arrival

Let us help you find that one-of-a-kind gift! From toys and stylish apparel, to contemporary jewelry and beautiful home decor, to books and souvenirs inspired by the nautical collections of The Mariners’ Museum, our Shop offers a wide selection of items and gifts that are as unique and distinctive as the gift recipient.

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Maritime Mondays Returns!
Hop online for a reading adventure!

VIRTUALLY • Mondays at 1 p.m.

Fun for both children and caregivers, enjoy a book reading with Lauren Furey, manager of visitor engagement. Designed for children from 18 months to 8 years, Lauren takes you and your little mariners on a journey to show how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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The Mariners' Park and 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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