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Through the water, we are one city,
one region, one nation, one world.
Find your connection to the world’s
waters and, ultimately, to each other.

Curate your Mariners’ Experience

From inspiring stories of mariners who risked it all for freedom to true tales of man conquering the wild seas, our indoor galleries will spark curiosity, wonder, and an appreciation for our shared maritime heritage.

Add some outdoor adventure to your day in our 550-acre Park which offers visitors a quiet and serene place to walk, hike or run amongst rolling woodlands. Our Park features the award-winning five-mile Noland Trail that surrounds the 167-acre Mariners’ Lake.

Sweeping view of the Mariners' Main Lobby with the iconic gold USS Lancaster eagle figurehead on the right.

The Mariners’ Museum

Open Daily: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Museum Admission is $1 per person.
Mariners’ Museum Members are free.

Autumn views of the Noland Trail, featuring Mariners' Lake and a wooden bridge in the background.

The Mariners’ Park

Open Daily: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
The Mariners’ Park and Noland Trail
are free and open to the public.

The Mariners’ Museum

Open Daily: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Museum Admission is $1 per person.
Mariners’ Museum Members are free.

America’s National Maritime Museum

From inspiring stories of mariners who risked it all for freedom to true tales of man conquering the wild seas, our indoor galleries will spark curiosity, wonder, and an appreciation for our shared maritime heritage.

Lion Statue

The Mariners’ Park

Connect to nature in an urban oasis. Come explore one of the nation’s largest privately owned and maintained parks that is free and open to the public. This 550-acre Park offers visitors a quiet and serene place to walk, hike or run amongst rolling woodlands and features the award-winning five-mile Noland Trail that surrounds the 167-acre Mariners’ Lake.

Open Daily: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
The Mariners’ Park and Noland Trail
are free and open to the public.

Close-up view of a sandwich wrap offered in The Mariners' Cafe.

CURRENTLY CLOSED
UNDER RENOVATION

Mariners’ Café

Our locally owned and operated Café features a variety of foods and beverages to fuel your visit. Find hot coffee and a kid’s menu.

Mariners’ Shop

Find a treasure on your next visit! Explore a wide selection of toys, books, apparel, jewelry, souvenirs, and home decor in the gift shop.

Parking

FREE parking is located throughout the Museum and Park.

The Mariners’ Museum and Park is located in Newport News, Virginia — central to the Hampton Roads area between Williamsburg and Virginia Beach — and is convenient to top quality lodging, dining, and shopping facilities as well as other cultural attractions and waterfront activities. With a little planning, you can begin in Newport News and turn your visit into a multi-day adventure in several nearby cities.

  • Across from main Museum Entrance
  • Across from the North entrance to the Noland Trail

  • Across from the North entrance to the Noland Trail
  • In Harvey Field with access to the Noland Trail and Meadow Path
  • At Lions Bridge with access to the Noland Trail
  • In Williams Field with access to the Noland Trail
  • At the Business Entrance with access to the Noland Trail and Meadow Path

Accessible parking spaces are located in the parking lots closest to the entrance of the Museum, at the Business entrance, across from the entrance to the Noland Trail, and at Harvey Field.

Directions

The Mariners’ Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

Front entrance of The Mariners' Museum.
  • Take I-95 South
  • Take I-295 Bypass around Richmond
  • Take I-64 East toward Williamsburg
  • Take exit 258-A
  • Travel 2.5 miles to the intersection of Warwick Blvd. and J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (Avenue of the Arts)
  • Continue straight through the intersection and take your first left onto Museum Drive; the Park entrance is directly ahead
  • Take I-64 West
  • Take exit 258-A
  • Travel 2.5 miles to the intersection of Warwick Blvd. and J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (Avenue of the Arts)
  • Continue straight through the intersection and take your first left onto Museum Drive; the Park entrance is directly ahead
  • Take Highway 17 North
  • Follow I-64 to I-664 North
  • Take the 35th Street exit and merge to Warwick Blvd.
  • Follow Warwick Blvd. to the J. Clyde Morris (Avenue of the Arts) intersection and turn left onto Avenue of the Arts
  • Take your first left onto Museum Drive; the Park entrance is directly ahead
  • Take I-85 or I-95 North
  • Take Highway 58 East
  • Take I-664 North
  • Take the 35th Street exit and merge to Warwick Blvd.
  • Follow Warwick Blvd. to the J. Clyde Morris (Avenue of the Arts) intersection and turn left onto Avenue of the Arts
  • Take your first left onto Museum Drive; the Park entrance is directly ahead

Park Map

Man taking a photo of lighthouse lens with his phone.

Guest Conduct Policy

​​We aspire to provide you with a safe, warm, and welcoming experience when you visit The Mariners’ Museum and Park. You can and should expect a high level of professionalism, empathy, and helpfulness from our team members.

A safe, warm, and welcoming experience depends on the kindness and consideration of our guests towards one another, as well. The Museum is a private, not-for-profit institution and reserves the right to refuse access or request that a guest leaves at any time during their visit. The Museum team will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, including, but not limited to, yelling, violence, intimidation, threats, harassment, aggression, swearing, damage, or abuse. Failure to comply with instructions from the Museum team and rude or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. 

By purchasing your ticket(s), you have agreed to the Guest Conduct Policy. 

Disclaimer

The safety measures and guidelines listed above are being implemented consistent with current guidance issued by federal, state, and local public health officials. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Health. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit to The Mariners’ Museum and Park. Those visiting the Museum do so at their own risk of such exposure.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team.

Guest Relations
guestrelations@MarinersMuseum.org
(757) 596-2222

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