History museums' acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closet full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a Shipmate Membership to The National Civil War Naval Museum ($25 value).
The National Civil War Naval Museum is the world's only museum dedicated to telling the unabridged naval history of the American Civil War. Board the USS Water Witch, a full-scale replica situated just outside the museum, to get your replica sea legs and get a sense of scale before embarking on a journey of discovery aboard the CSS Jackson, the largest surviving Confederate warship. Insignia enthusiasts can frolic and cavort through the Civil War naval-related flag exhibit, the largest collection of its kind in the country. Stow your brain away on an ironclad, the CSS Albermarle, to take in the Battle Theatre, which shows visitors the experience of naval combat from an ironclad ship sailor's point of view.
In its port on the Chattahooche Intra-Coastal Waterway, the National Civil War Naval Museum entertains and educates guest daily, with the sole exeption of Christmas Day. The Shipmate Membership gives history buffs and Civil War enthusiasts plus one guest free admission to the museum, 10% off at the gift shop, a car decal, invitations to special events, and a subscription to the "Port City Ram" newsletter.
The National Civil War Naval Museum
The National Civil War Naval Museum takes modern-day visitors through the little-traveled footsteps of the sailors who fought in the Civil War, telling the story of the country's deadliest war from a naval point of view. Exhibits detail the technology and commerce that soldiers encountered, and provide a human backdrop with stories about soldiers and slaves affected by Civil War navies. Guided tours feature uniformed sailors who interpret the history of everyday life aboard a Civil War vessel or tell the story of a ship that served in the war. For a spookier outing, nighttime tours explore paranormal anomalies and analyze evidence from ghost investigations that happened in the museum.
1002 Victory Dr.
Columbus, Georgia 31901Get Directions