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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Mariners' Museum is planning to open its galleries in late May. The Park and Trail remain open. MORE INFO.

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April 23

Civil War Lecture: From New Bern to Beaufort

Hear from Historian John V. Quarstein when he presents on a series of battles fought along the North Carolina Coast between February and June 1862 which were part of Burnside’s Expedition.

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April 26

Virtual Maritime Mondays

Hop online for new discoveries as The Mariners’ Museum highlights hidden treasures of the library and from our Museum’s Collection.

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April 28

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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Apr 30 May 3

2021 City Nature Challenge

Calling all nature enthusiasts! Join The Mariners’ Museum and Park in the 2021 City Nature Challenge, an international four-day bioblitz competition!

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May 1

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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May 3

Virtual Maritime Monday

Hop online for new adventures as The Mariners’ Museum features colorful, detailed children’s picture books of animals and human cultures from around the world by American writer and illustrator Jan Brett.

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May 7

Civil War Lecture:
Battle of Memphis

Hear from Historian John V. Quarstein as he presents on the first battle of Memphis that was fought on the Mississippi River, and witnessed by many of the citizens of Memphis, Tenn.

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May 10

Virtual Maritime Monday

Hop online for new adventures as The Mariners’ Museum features colorful, detailed children’s picture books of animals and human cultures from around the world by American writer and illustrator Jan Brett.

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May 12

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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May 12

Speakers’ Bureau: A Parson’s Son Goes To Sea

Ron Lewis, a docent at The Mariners’ Museum, examines the life and legends of an admiral and a lord whose name is prominent as Napoleon – Horatio Nelson.

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May 14

Hampton Roads: The Birthplace of American Aircraft Carriers

Join authors John V. Quarstein and Thomas Heinrich as they dive into discussion about ships that revolutionized naval warfare during World War II.

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May 15

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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May 17

Virtual Maritime Monday

Hop online for new adventures as The Mariners’ Museum features colorful, detailed children’s picture books of animals and human cultures from around the world by American writer and illustrator Jan Brett.

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May 24

Virtual Maritime Monday

Hop online for new adventures as The Mariners’ Museum features colorful, detailed children’s picture books of animals and human cultures from around the world by American writer and illustrator Jan Brett.

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May 31

Virtual Maritime Monday

Hop online for new adventures as The Mariners’ Museum features colorful, detailed children’s picture books of animals and human cultures from around the world by American writer and illustrator Jan Brett.

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June 2

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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June 5

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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June 16

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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June 30

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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July 14

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This walk features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, including an overview history of the scenic 550-acre Park.

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CONNECT ONLINE WITH US
Lectures and programs are FREE

Mariners’ Museum Collection goes virtual

From family-friendly programs to Civil War and an array of popular maritime topics, explore all the ways we are connected through the world’s water. While our galleries are temporarily closed, The Mariners’ team is here to take captivating stories from our Collection online to share with you and your family!

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Virtual Maritime Mondays!
Hop online for a reading adventure!

Now available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (EST)

Fun for both children and caregivers, enjoy a book reading with Lauren Furey, manager of visitor engagement. Designed for children from 18 months to 8 years, Lauren takes you and your little mariners on a journey to show how we are all connected to the world’s waters.

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The Mariners' Park and Noland Trail
A one-of-a-kind urban oasis

FREE and open to the public

Situated on 550 acres of rolling woodlands, The Mariners' Park offers visitors a quiet and serene nature retreat. Whether taking a stroll or hike on our award-winning five-mile Noland Trail that surrounds the Mariners' Lake or enjoying a picnic at the famous Lions Bridge, every visit to this beautiful urban oasis will bring a new experience every time!

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