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
Experience conservation in action! The USS Monitor‘s gun turret tank will be drainedfrom now through July 15! Watch as conservators drain special treatment solutions from… Read more
Civil War Lecture: Where are we with the Turret?
“Where are we in the conservation of the Turret?” Presented by: Will Hoffman, Conservation Project Manager and Senior Conservator Here at the Monitor Center we… Read more
Civil War Lecture: Keeping It Cool
Civil War Lecture: Keeping It Cool – Using Dry-Ice Cleaning in the Conservation of the USS Monitor Artifacts Presented by Will Hoffman, Conservation Project Manager… 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