Ironclad Revolution exhibition, at night
USS Monitor full-scale replica, outside The USS Monitor Center

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.

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Batten Conservation Complex Webcams

Revolving Gun Turret

USS Monitor’s Revolving Gun Turret

Steam Engine & Condenser

USS Monitor’s Steam Engine and Condenser

Dahlgren Guns & Gun Carriages

USS Monitor’s Dahlgren Guns and Gun Carriages

     

  • Live 24/7 images of the Monitor's large artifacts in treatment
  • See conservators at work
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Upcoming Events

Sat, February 11
2:30 PM 3:30 PM USS <em>Monitor</em> engine diagram

Civil War Lecture: So How Much of the USS Monitor Do You Actually Have?

Civil War Lecture: So How Much of the USS Monitor Do You Actually Have? Presented by Will Hoffman, Senior Conservator and Conservation Project Manager, USS… Read more


Sat, March 18
2:30 PM 3:30 PM Museum conservators inspect one of the Monitor's Dahlgren guns

Civil War Lecture: Photo-modeling USS Monitor Artifacts

Civil War Lecture: Photo-modeling USS Monitor Artifacts Presented by Hannah Fleming, Coordinator, USS Monitor Center Ever wonder what the turret looks like in 3D? Want… Read more


Sat, April 8
2:30 PM 3:30 PM USS <em>Monitor</em> artifacts in wet treatment

Civil War Lecture: Conserving Civil War Shipwrecks

Civil War Lecture: Conserving Civil War Shipwrecks – Research and Innovations Presented by Elsa Sangouard, Senior Conservator, USS Monitor Project There is no written recipe… Read more


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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

Ironclad Revolution exhibition, at night
As-found USS Monitor turret, upside down; a full-scale replica, inside The USS Monitor Center