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: Torpedoes
Torpedoes: Infernal Machines Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center Without a navy when the Civil War erupted, the Confederacy sought new… Read more
Civil War Lecture: It’s Science!
Civil War Lecture: It’s Science! Presented by Elsa Sangouard and Kate Sullivan, Conservators, USS Monitor Project Are you familiar with the acronyms XRF, FTIR or… Read more
Civil War Lecture: CSS Manassas
CSS Manassas Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center Built on the hull of the tug boat Enoch Train, the Manassas was… 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