The USS Monitor Center

145 years after the historic clash between the ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, The Mariners’ Museum opened the doors to one of the premier Civil War attractions in the nation, The USS Monitor Center.

Central to the museum is a unique theater experience, Ironclad Glory, portraying the two days in Hampton Roads that changed naval warfare forever. Visitors sit in the midst of the action, surrounded by the images, sounds and explosions of battle.