News & Upcoming Events
Come celebrate Independence Day at the Museum. The RiverBlast festival will feature food trucks, vendors, museum tours, cannon and musket firings and live entertainment. Thanks to the generous support from our RiverBlast sponsors - Aflac, Columbus Cultural Arts Alliance, and TSYS - RiverBlast2020 is FREE & open to the public!
When: Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Cool History Summer Program
Join a “Sailor” for a special program about the war on the water. History will be brought to life with hands on activities and exciting stories with a tour of the museum. This program is for students of all ages and lasts about 2 hours. All participants are required to pre-purchase a ticket. Program includes museum admission. Private tours are available for groups of 10 or more by calling 706-221-1782 or through the contact form>. Cool History is made possible through the generous support of the WC Bradley Company.
When: Monday-Friday, July 20-24 & 27-31 at 1:00pm
Cost: $5 *tickets must be pre-purchased
The National Civil War Naval Museum has been awarded a grant from Georgia Humanities to partially fund ongoing operations during the global pandemic. The Museum is one of seventy-seven organizations that offers humanities programming to Georgians that received such funding. We appreciate the efforts of Georgia Humanities to help us and others through these uncertain times.
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
Save the Fantail
The Jackson fantail was recently damaged in a fire that destroyed our outside storage shed. The wood pieces were most affected by the fire, but the iron armor is still intact. This is a setback to the project, but we are committed to the conservation of this one of a kind artifact.