News & Upcoming Events

Holiday Food Drive

Help put an end to hunger in our community!  Visitors will receive $1 off of general admission with the donation of at least one canned food item per person. Clean out the cabinets and stop by for a visit!

Christmas at the Museum

Santa Claus is coming back to town, and he's setting up shop at the Museum for the annual holiday open house, Christmas at the Museum. Visitors can enjoy special programming that features a host of live entertainment, holiday music, craft vendors, food trucks, museum tours, and shopping in the Museum store. As always, Santa will be available to visit with children and pose for photos. This special event is FREE and OPEN to the public with a suggested donation of canned food items to support the holiday food drive.

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 & Sunday, December 8, 2019

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

The Warner Collection

Not much is known about the background of one of the key figures in engineering circles from the Civil War and a prominent figure in Columbus, Georgia. The story of James Warner falls into the category of incomplete information, but he is key to understanding maritime engineering in the mid-19th century and the role that Columbus plays during the Civil War.

Read more about James H. Warner here...>

"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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The USS Monitor was revolutionary in warship design with an armored rotating turret to house the cannons. It also had a low deck presenting a small profile above the waterline. The turret is replicated in life size detail in the exhibit.