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Enjoy the feeling of being part of an enriching ride through maritime history with our memorable motorcoach tour to Mariner’s Park and Museum in Virginia. The Mariners Park and Museum is home to a replica of the ironclad ship USS Monitor that offers a fascinating glimpse into the seafaring heritage of the region. 

The group tour starts with participants being wowed by the beauty of the coastal area, which creates an ideal atmosphere for the exploration of maritime mythology and tradition. Whether you are visiting from out of town, planning a day trip with friends, or both, Diamond Tours is offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will take you back in time to an era when tall ships controlled the seas and maritime trade flourished.

This is an opportunity to learn more about the rich history of shipbuilding, navigation, and seafaring culture that have helped shape the identity of Virginia. Every visitor has something intriguing to look out for on this bus tour which is part of our Virginia Beach, Virginia trip.


Curate your Mariners’ Experience

Designated as America’s National Maritime Museum by Congress, the Mariners' Museum boasts a vast collection of about 35,000 artifacts from around the world, including works of art and three-dimensional objects.

As a beacon of American maritime history and culture, the Mariners' Museum, located in Newport News, Virginia is one of the biggest maritime museums in North America. It offers an engrossing trip into the realm of seafaring heritage. 

The museum founded in 1930, possesses the world's only known Kratz-built steam calliope, adding a unique dimension to your maritime experience. Other treasures awaiting visitors on this memorable adventure include handcrafted ship models, beautiful paintings, decorative arts, carved figureheads, and operating steam engines.

Get onboard our extraordinary motorcoach trip to a museum that offers an impressive 90,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 167-acre parkland setting, a vast research library, and a five-mile shoreline trail with 14 bridges. The experience will be fascinating and life-changing for everyone.


The Mariners’ Park Experience

In addition to immersing visitors and maritime enthusiasts in the museum's engaging displays, participants of our well-curated bus trip are offered the opportunity to stroll through Mariners Park's charming grounds, where beautifully preserved maritime artifacts help them connect to nature in an urban oasis. 

Whether you are a history buff, a maritime enthusiast, or simply seeking a day of exploration by the water, this is an opportunity to explore one of the biggest privately owned and maintained parks in the nation that is free and open to the public. This 550-acre Park provides a peaceful setting for walking, hiking, or running and it is home to the award-winning five-mile Noland Trail surrounding the 167-acre Mariners’ Lake


Handicapped Accessibility

All participants of our bus tour can be assured of easy accessibility at the Mariners' Museum as Diamond Tours is committed to ensuring everyone enjoys an inclusive and accessible experience. There are facilities to enhance easy mobility including strollers, complimentary wheelchairs, and noise-reducing headphones which are available upon request on a first-come, first-serve basis. To further ensure the comfort of our esteemed motorcoach tour participants, special seating areas are located at different locations in the Museum.