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The Museum, Park, and Noland Trail opening updates.

(See below for Park and Trail usage guidelines)


To our Mariners’ Family,

We want to keep you informed of The Mariners’ Museum and Park’s efforts to serve our community safely and will be providing updates on a regular basis. Please check this page or our social media pages prior to your visit for the most up-to-date information. 

The Mariners’ Museum Park and the Noland Trail:

We are excited to announce that following Governor Northam’s decision to move Virginia into Phase II, we will reopen The Mariners’ Museum Park and the Noland Trail on Monday, June 15! We are honored to care for such a valuable community resource, and look forward to seeing everyone back in the Park and on the Noland Trail! See below for Park and Trail guidelines. 

The Mariners’ Museum Galleries and Public Programs:

While the Governor’s Phase II order allows museums to reopen Friday, we will wait until Phase III before we open our galleries or offer in-gallery public programs. 

The Museum team works hard to awaken in the people who visit us a sense of a shared maritime heritage and connection to the world’s waters. Ordinarily, we do that through in-gallery exhibits, in-person programs, and special events that bring people together at the Museum. Since we have been closed, we have engaged virtually instead offering new blogs, interactive programs, images and stories on our social media platforms, videos, and more to the communities we serve. We will continue to connect with people through our virtual programming during our continued closure of the Museum.

Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support. The safety and well-being of our Mariners’ Family, Guests, Staff, and Volunteers remain our highest priority. We hope that everyone uses precautions and stays safe and healthy.


Park and Trail Guidelines and Restrictions:

The following guidelines and restrictions are in addition to the normal Park and Trail rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  1. Show courtesy to others and remain at least 6 feet apart from others not in your group.

  2. Do not use the Park if you are sick or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

  3. Large gatherings and organized sports are prohibited. 

  4. There will be no public restroom facilities available. Please come prepared. 

  5. Park gates close at 8 p.m. 

  6. Help our staff by not littering and picking up after your pet.

  7. Boating and fishing on The Mariners’ Lake will remain off-limits.

  8. Rules and restrictions are subject to change. Please check for updates before your visit.

  9. As always, guests are using the Park and Noland Trail at their own risk. 


We look forward to seeing you soon in the Park!