Tuesday, June 6

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM "Retiree’s/Men’s Tour"

Join John Sutton for a trip to The Mariner’s Museum & Park in Newport News, Virginia. It has been designated as America’s National Maritime Museum by Congress and is one of the largest maritime museums in North America. It is dedicated to sharing the knowledge of the sea-going history of the United States. The museum houses over 35,000 maritime artifacts including ship models, paintings and small craft and is home to the USS Monitor Center. The ironclad Monitor was made famous in the Battle of Hampton Roads in 1862 during the Civil War. It’s remains were located on the floor of Atlantic Ocean about 16 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC. The museum is home to the ironclad’s iconic gun turret. Also brought here were the propeller, anchor, engine and some personal effects of the crew. There is a full-scale replica on display. Learn more about the battle of the Monitor and Merrimac. Your guided tour will be followed by lunch before returning to Colonial Williamsburg Lodge.