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News & Upcoming Events

Cool History Summer Programs (June & July)

This summer is a great time to visit the museum. Our daily programs offer something for everyone.

Members Monday - Members take a guided walk through the museum and experience the stories that your support helps bring to the public. This tour is complimentary for members and a discounted admission of $5 for accompanied guests. Please call ahead to make a reservation, 706-221-1782.

Tours on Tuesday - Visit the museum for stories that you will hear nowhere else. Take a guided tour of our unique exhibits. Tours are open to the public and start at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Tour lasts about an hour. Cost: general admission

Kids' Story Day on Thursday - Gather round and listen to ol' Sailor Sam read some exciting stories about the Civil War and then take a walk through the museum. Storytime starts at 1:00pm and lasts about an hour. Cost: general admission

Family Fun Day Friday - How did Sailors communicate and how did those big ships float? Discover the answers to these and other questions when you join our crew for a special program that includes hands on activities and educational experiences. This program starts at 1:00pm and lasts about an hour and a half. Cost: general admission

Guest Lecture Series

The summer guest lecture series returns to the National Civil War Naval Museum with Michael K. Shaffer on June 23.  Shaffer is a Civil War historian, instructor, lecturer, and author. He will talk about his new book Day by Day Through the Civil War in Georgia.

When: Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 7:30pm

Cost: FREE and open to the public

*This series is made possible by generous support from Georgia Humanities>.

Virtual Storytime with Sailor Sam

During the Civil War ironclad warships were built and fought in battles. Find out more and join Sailor Sam via Zoom as he reads the story of the USS Monitor. Encourage your student to read; books can be exciting!

When: 11:00am, Friday, July 1, 2022

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Independence Day

Celebrate July 4th at the museum. Hot dogs and cold soft drinks served at noon, while supplies last. There will be guided tours and exhibit talks throughout the day. Don't miss the live cannon firing at 1:00pm!

When: Monday, July 4, 2022

Cost: $5 admission, FREE for Veterans and active duty with ID

Motors at the Museum

Enjoy a car show on the museum grounds with food vendors and a swap meet area. Registration is $20 per vehicle at the gate. All vehicles welcome. For more information call 706-527-7365.

When: Saturday, September 3, 2022

Cost: FREE admission to the grounds, $5 museum admission

Volunteer Meetup

Interested in history? Like meeting new people? Have some time to volunteer? This is your perfect opportunity. The museum is looking for volunteers to serve as tour guides and guest services representatives. Scheduling is flexible and no extensive knowledge of Civil War naval history is necessary. Training will be provided. Attend a meet-up and see if this is a good fit for you.

When: First Monday of the month @ 1:00pm

RSVP appreciated but not required

Internship Opportunity

The museum is seeking in-person interns for 2022 to work with staff in collection management.

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The Jackson

One of the questions that we get from time to time is: “what class of ship is the CSS Jackson?” Classification is really the identification of similarities among vessels, especially those built for the Navy. These ships are built using the same plan but can have some differences.

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