The Mariners’ Museum was named the official repository for the Monitor Collection by NOAA in 1987. The collection consists of over 200 tons of priceless artifacts recovered from the iconic Civil War ironclad located within the boundaries of NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.
Batten Conservation Complex Webcams
Revolving Gun Turret
Steam Engine & Condenser
Dahlgren Guns & Gun Carriages
- Live 24/7 images of the Monitor's large artifacts in treatment
- See conservators at work
Civil War Lecture: Fort Fisher
Civil War Lecture: Gibraltar of the Confederacy – Fort Fisher Presented by John V. Quarstein Wilmington, North Carolina on the Cape Fear River was perhaps… Read more
Christmas on the Monitor
Christmas on the Monitor: A Holiday Dinner to Benefit the USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1862! Enjoy the… Read more
Ironclad Revolution Exhibition
At the heart of the USS Monitor Center is the award-winning exhibition—Ironclad Revolution—a melding of artifacts,
original documents, paintings, personal accounts, interactives and environments that will pique all five senses.
The strategies, people, technology, and science behind the historic circumstances surrounding this story are displayed
in a way the public has never before seen.Read more