News & Upcoming Events

Death by Chocolate: Digital Decadence

Our annual fundraising gala has gone virtual. The soundtrack is provided by B.J. Holland, Fiddler’s Band Duo, and SIANTZ. You can enjoy this fun concert for FREE, from anywhere at any time. Check it out and support your museum!

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Food Drive

Help end hunger and give to the annual food drive! Clean out the cabinets and get a discount on admission. Each person who donates at least one can of food will get $1 off the cost of admission to the Museum. Your donation of canned food items will support the important work of Valley Rescue Mission> right here in our community.

Christmas at the Museum

Don't miss our annual open house with holiday music, museum tours, story time, cannon firings, and plenty of Christmas cheer!

When: Saturday, December 5, 2020  from 10:00am to 4:30pm

Cost: FREE and open to the public with suggested donation of cans to support the food drive

Online Content

Can't visit the museum in person just yet? No problem, visit our YouTube channel for guest lectures, episodes of Curator's Corner, and the fun series Navy Lingo. Enjoy from anywhere and subscribe for new videos added often.

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Yellow Jack

One of the most feared ogres of the 19th century was yellow fever. Yellow Jack, Bronze John, the Saffron Scourge, or simply the American plague, were common nicknames for this deadly disease. The yellow references come from the yellow tone of the skin that develops as the fever runs its course. Yellow Jack is also a reference to the yellow flag of quarantine that was typically flown from ships as a signal to stay away because of the disease. One of the worst outbreaks of yellow fever during the war occurred in the Fall of 1862 in Wilmington, N.C.

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Georgia Humanities

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.

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

"If you have any interest in the Civil War this will help fill in a missing part."

...museum visitor, Google review

Museum Hours

Mon-Sat 10:00am-4:30pm

Sun 12:30pm-4:30pm

Closed New Year's, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving & Christmas


Adults $8

Seniors & Military $7

Students $6

 *does not include sales tax

Children 6 and under Free


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This display represents the largest collection of original Civil War Naval-related flags in the country.