We would like to first thank you for the incredible support you’ve extended to this national treasure over the years. Whether it was monetary, in-kind, or simply word-of-mouth, know that you’ve had a positive impact on  this museum. We greatly appreciate you and still need your help.

Here’s why you should help. The National Civil War Naval Museum tells the story of the Sailors, Soldiers, and Civilians, both Free and Enslaved, as affected by the Navies of the American Civil War. The artifacts it holds, and the stories it tell, can be found nowhere else.

The museum:


  • Sits in Columbus, GA; the second largest industrial complex in the South during the Civil War

  • Is home to the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson

  • Currently houses an original cutter from the USS Hartford

  • Contains the largest collection of Civil War Naval flags

  • Has a working 15,000 lb., 7 in. Brooke Rifle (cannon)

  • Provides an immersive exhibition experience for visitors below deck in the replica USS Hartford, dockside and inside the replica ironclad CSS Albermarle, and face-to-face with the full-scale replica of the USS Monitor’s turret

  • Attracts visitors from all over the world, providing an economic benefit to the local community

  • Takes great pride in its balanced perspective of the naval operations during the Civil War

Memberships, Sponsors, and Volunteers

Membership plays a vital role in supporting the Museum. Member dues are used to meet administrative and operational expenses as well as support development of new exhibits, acquire historic artifacts, provide educational experiences and create living history programs. The museum also has a need for volunteers to assist in day to day operations and special events.

Thanks to our partners who support our 2020 programs and events.


Corporate memberships are available at several levels providing benefits to employees of member companies. There are also many opportunities to sponsor special events, unique programming, and exciting exhibits. For more information about corporate membership and sponsorship, please contact Holly Wait, Executive Director at (706) 327-9798, e-mail, or contact form>.

"Columbus is so fortunate to have a museum, such as this, in our community."

...donor foundation

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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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