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Battle of Hampton Roads Commemoration Day

Saturday, March 9, 2024

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

In Person

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Saturday, March 9, 2024

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. • The Mariners’ Museum and Park

Free for Members • Included in $1 Admission

Spend a historic day with us as we partner with the NOAA Monitor National Marine Sanctuary to commemorate the Battle of Hampton Roads. Meet our Mariners’ team and NOAA representatives, learn more about the monumental battle, hear inspiring stories of Monitor and its crew, and enjoy interactive activities filled with history, science, and technology!

💣 Exciting experiences:

  • See Monitor’s skeg beam up close for the first time since it was launched on January 30, 1862.
  • Participate in an interactive session with Dr. Jonathan White as he discusses his book, My Day with Abe Lincoln.
  • Join NOAA for an underwater ROV activity in Virginia Courtyard and watch footage of USS Monitor. (weather dependent)
  • Complete a fun science activity with our Education team.
  • Take your turn at being a code-breaker like a Union soldier.
  • Collect clues to a specially crafted scavenger hunt and solve for a prize.
  • Explore the galleries and meet our Mariners’ team as they interpret artifacts throughout the Museum.

On the Flip Side, a food truck will be stationed in front of the Museum.

**Food and drinks are not allowed inside the Museum galleries.**
Snacks and bottled water are also available for purchase in the Museum’s Gift Shop.

Attend a Lecture:

Duel of Ironclads

Presenter: John V. Quarstein
Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center
IN PERSON • Explorers Theater
Time: 12 p.m.

Registration Required.
Space is limited.

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