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Turret Tours


Behind-the-scenes tours with historian John V. Quarstein, Director of the Monitor Center, will be available for the public the week of August 7!
See below for select times.

Tours include a walk through the award winning Ironclad Revolution exhibit, a behind-the-scenes look at the Batten Conservation Complex, a chance to go inside the turret tank and come within inches of this iconic object, and the ability to handle some rarely seen USS Monitor artifacts. Tours are $100 per person and may be booked online below. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 10 and are limited to 10 people at a time. Don’t miss this chance to see conservation in action! Tour times, with links to register online:

Please view these forms that you will need to fill out and bring with you, or fill out when you get to the Museum for your tour:

Historian and author John V. Quarstein, Director of the USS <em>Monitor</em> Center

Above: ​Historian and author John V. Quarstein, Director of the USS Monitor Center