News & Upcoming Events

Virtual Grog Ration

The ship’s cracker also known as cabin bread, sea biscuit, sea bread, molar breakers, worm castles, hardtack and other inventive names was common in a Sailor's diet. Join Jeff Seymour, the museum’s Director of History & Collections via Zoom for his second Grog Ration and an inglorious look at the ship's cracker a staple of navies around the world from about the 15th Century to the early 20th Century.

When: Thursday, January 28 at 7:00pm EST

Cost: FREE, registration required, adults only please!

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Virtual Field Trip

Join Sailor Sam for a live virtual visit to the museum. Explore the Albemarle exhibit to see a recreated warship and hear the exciting story of how it was sunk. Fun for students of all ages and easy to attend, just follow the link below!

When: Wednesday, January 27 at 12:00pm EST

Cost: FREE

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Artifact Conservation Project

Thank you for your continued support as we get aboard on what is possibly the most important project since the opening of the new museum facility in 2001. As a flashback reminder, for many reasons, parts of the two vessels in our care, the ironclad Jackson and the hybrid gunboat Chattahoochee, could not be moved inside the museum when the ships’ hulls were moved to the new facility. After many ups and downs, that major conservation work is underway.

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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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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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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

Children 6 and under Free

*does not include sales tax


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The scene is Plymouth, NC in October, 1864, as we see the famous Confederate ironclad, CSS Albemarle sitting dockside. The ship is open to view both inside and out; a rare opportunity to get a glimpse inside a unique craft. The Albemarle is a classic Confederate Navy design, with a diamond hull and armored casemate. It was 150 feet long and carried two 6.4-inch Brooke Rifles mounted fore and aft, each able to pivot and shoot out of its three gunports.